Support and resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing a TBI, you can find support and information from a number of organisations.

Support services in New Zealand

Find out where you can get support from organisations and services in New Zealand.

Community support organisations in New Zealand

Concussion/brain injury services in New Zealand

If you experience a brain injury or concussion – or are not sure if you have or not – it's important to seek medical attention as soon as you can.

Symptoms following a mild brain injury such as a concussion usually resolve within 10 to 14 days.

If you continue to experience symptoms there are specialist services that can help and advise you.

For ACC cover you will need to get your doctor (GP) to refer you to a concussion clinic. To access a concussion clinic you must have:

  • Had an injury within the last 12 months
  • Have an accepted current ACC claim
  • Been diagnosed with a mild or moderate brain injury
  • Been experiencing continued signs and symptoms that are impacting on how you function in daily life

If you want a private consultation you can contact a local concussion clinic directly to make an appointment.

Got a query or concern about an ACC claim?

Online and other resources

Find useful videos, fact sheets and other resources for people living with or interested in traumatic brain injuries.

Perspectives from people living with TBI

This poem was written by a research participant and describes her experiences living with TBI.

Use the screening tool

The Brain Injury Screening Tool (BIST) helps you assess and manage suspected brain injury in people over 8 years old and takes about 6 minutes to complete.

Find out more

Watch our public forums

The TBI Network hosts regular public forums. Watch the recorded versions of these forums to learn about our latest work and hear the team answer questions from the community.

Contact us

Alice Theadom
Director
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 x7805

Email: tbinetwork@aut.ac.nz