Education & Prevention events for students
Brí & National Rehabilitation Hospital
Education & Prevention events
Brí, working closely with members of the National Rehabilitation Hospital Paediatric staff decided to initiate a series of education events specifically aimed at Transition Year students –our target market (sadly). The events, which include ‘hard hitting’ messages about responsible driving and socialising from the Gardaí, explain the adolescent brain and it’s fragility, and also gives the students a hands on view of what it would be like to have a brain injury, with workshops from Physiotherapists, Speech & Language therapists and occupational therapists in the National Rehab Hospital.
When are these events held & how do you register your school?
Outreach Education and Prevention events
Brí hold a number of Education and Prevention events through out the year in different parts of the country. Through 2012 we concentrated on the North East with events being held in Meath and Louth. Secondary school students and teachers from these areas are invited to a one day event which has the same purpose as the above events, to educate students on brain injury and road safety.
Members from the Garda Traffic Unit, Ambulance service and an A&E nurse all give their personal encounters to the students of what happens when a road traffic accident occurs. Describing what happens from when the Gardaí and Ambulance arrive on the scene to the A&E department. A personal experience is also shared from a person who has suffered a brain injury.