What is a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a type of brain injury that occurs as a result of a direct physical force to the head or body, causing the head or neck to move suddenly and the brain to move within the skull. Common causes of TBIs include falls, assaults, workplace or motor vehicle accidents and hits to the head or body during sports. A common TBI is a concussion, which is an injury that temporarily affects your normal brain function following a knock to the head or body. Find out more about TBIs and concussions today.

Learn more about TBIs and Concussions

Donate to Connectivity

Whether it’s a one-off donation, a regular donation or a bequest in your will, donating to Connectivity Traumatic Brain Injury Australia directly supports research, awareness, education and treatment for TBI sufferers across Australia.

These donations allow us to:

  • Connect people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), carers, clinicians, and researchers into TBI to improve research and the lives of people who have experienced these injuries
  • Raise awareness and educate the community on the symptoms, side effects and causes of TBI of all severity, including concussion
  • Ensure up-to-date and consistent treatment and management guidelines for medical and allied health professionals.

You can choose the amount you donate, and whether you donate once, weekly, monthly or annually. Every bit helps. We thank you for your support.


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