l) Organisations

The following organisations are particularly relevant to the content of the learning materials on this web site. Each of these organisations provides links to other related organisations.

The organisations listed have a New South Wales / Australia focus.

Agency for Clinical Innovation

The ACI is a board-governed statutory health corporation that reports to the NSW Minister for Health and the Director-General of the NSW Department of Health. The ACI engages doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, managers and the wider community in the process of designing high quality, safe and cost-effective ways to care for patients within the NSW public health system.

Ageing Disability and Home Care

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is part of the Department of Family and Community Services NSW. The aim of the Department is to provide better and more integrated services for vulnerable client groups in NSW.

ADHC is responsible for providing services and support to:

  • older people
  • people with a disability
  • their families and carers.

Alzheimer's Australia NSW

It is a peak body for people with dementia and their families and carers.

Arbias Ltd

Arbias Ltd is a not-for-profit national company that provides specialist services in alcohol and other substance related brain impairment.

Better Health Channel

Victorian Department of Health - provides health information including information about ABI

Brain Foundation

The Brain Foundation was established in 1970 by members of the Australian Association of Neurologists and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia to reduce the incidence and impact of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system through the provision of support, community education and research.

Brain Injury Association of NSW (now Synapse)

The Brain Injury Association of New South Wales (BIA NSW) merged with Synapse in 2016.

Brain Injury Australia

BIA was formed at the first national community based conference on acquired brain injury in 1986. It is a peak body for Brain Injury Associations in Australia

Brain Link

BrainLink is a community based care and education organisation focusing on the impact of acquired brain disorders.

Huntington's New South Wales

Huntington's New South Wales works towards satisfying the needs of people with or at risk for Huntington's Disease and their families in NSW and the ACT by providing and/or facilitating delivery of a range of quality services.

Liverpool Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit

The BIRU is funded by the NSW State Health Department. It provides rehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injury living in South and South Western Sydney Metropolitan areas which has a total population of just under one million.


MND NSW is a registered charitable not-for-profit organisation providing support and information for people with all types of motor neurone disease, their families and carers in NSW, ACT and NT.

MS Australia

Multiple Sclerosis Australia is committed to:

  • Enhance the quality of life of people with MS and reduce the impact of MS on the families and carers of those with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Maintain and increase its role as a leading not-for-profit organisation and a preferred charity in Australia for community and corporate support.

Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the public, government, health professionals, patients, carers and stroke survivors to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community. 


Synapes strives to reconnect the lives of those most at risk within our community, those affected by a Brain Disorder." Nation-wide Synapse seeks to focus both government and public support to realise funding for the development of highly specialist services in the areas of accommodation, education and training.

Parkinson's NSW

Parkinson's NSW Incorporated is a non-profit, community-based organisation established in 1979 to provide information, counselling and support to people living with Parkinson's disease.

Stroke Recovery Association NSW

The Stroke Recovery Association of NSW aims to maximise the recovery of individuals who have suffered a Stroke and reduce the impact on their family/carers and the community. The Association is a focal point for information about Stroke recovery and prevention.