Strive Rehabilitation @ Hawke’s Bay values the positive influence that education and groups have in rehabilitation for people who have acquired brain injury.
The Women’s Group meets once a week for two hours. The group aims to address some of the key needs and concerns facing women with an acquired brain injury. It focuses on wellbeing for women after acquired brain injury.
The Men’s Group meets on Tuesday mornings. The aim of the group is to provide a forum for men to share their experiences and to learn from one another. There may be discussion groups, guest speakers or other community-based activities.
The Cognitive Challenge group meets on Monday afternoons. Activities include individual and group challenges that require varying levels of cognitive skills. The group is based on clients’ interests and skills.
Aphasia Project Team
The Aphasia Project Team meets every Wednesday morning. Aphasia is a communication disability affecting speech, comprehension of spoken language, reading, writing and numbers. It is most commonly associated with stroke. The Aphasia Project Team has been active since 2002. It provides a forum for people with aphasia to meet and to share experience of living with aphasia. Participants are also involved in educating the community about aphasia. The group is facilitated by a speech-language therapist.
Brain Injury Education
Education about the effects of acquired brain injury is available to all clients who attend Strive Rehabilitation @ Hawkes’ Bay. This may be on an informal one-to-one basis and is also provided through “Hero’s Journey” which uses group education as a tool to enable people in their journey with acquired brain injury. “Hero’s Journey”, meeting every Wednesday morning, is a group educational programme about acquired brain injury based on the work of Kit Malia and Anne Brannigan. It covers key concepts that help people move forward in rehabilitation.
“Confident Communication” meets on a Tuesday afternoon. It is based on evidenced-based programmes for social communication after acquired brain injury. Clients also work towards developing confidence in public speaking.