Since 2008 we have helped thousands of people connect with each other to get the support and resources they need. For 10 years we worked with Washington State to improve the lives of those with brain injury who were either not served or underserved by traditional models of social services and health care. We understand and appreciate the value of peer support because of our personal relationship with brain injury.
Brain injury support groups are special places that allow people with brain injury and their families to meet others who are in similar situations, gain valuable emotional support from one another, form friendships, obtain information and resources, and hear speakers discuss a variety of brain injury topics.
It is a place where members can:
- Find out more about life with a brain injury
- Share their own experiences during both difficult and successful times
- Learn from other members’ achievements and strategies
- Find out about the newest trends and information related to Brain Injury
- Feel supported by having peers around you who have gone through similar situations
- Be safe, knowing that everyone in the group supports each other and that what is shared remains in the group
- Develop relationships with other people who have had similar experiences
- Socialize and develop friendships
- Learn new skills
- Get involved with the community
While physical support groups are special places, not everyone can get to in-person gatherings. BEST offers online support groups, support groups and activities in Second Life, monthly facilitator chats, video group meetings, and virtual events so that those who are housebound, without transportation, or unable to get to in-person gatherings for any reason have special spaces for peer support. For more information contact us using our online form or call us at 877-719-2378.
If you live in WA and are looking for a support group in your area be sure to visit our “Washington State Support Groups” page for a map of state brain injury support groups and a calendar of events. WA residents can find COVID-19 updates that affect support groups and individuals here.