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Support Programs

HeadSpin: Young Adult Support Group

Join HeadSpin, our young adult support group that has been designed for high functioning individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI), or for individuals who present with similar challenges. The group is centred around community-based leisure activities and encourages social connections. The age of HeadSpin members range between 16 to late 30s. Driven by member interests, some programs have included activities such as a cooking class, billiards, paint night, volunteering, games night, etc. The members of our HeadSpin support group pay a fee for each activity depending on its cost. It is quite typical for this cost to range anywhere between $5 – $10.00 – $25.00.

Our facilitators have a wide variety of education, skills, work experience, and personality traits that blend well to connect with different members. We strive to make each member feel connected to the group and help them make new connections. 

 

“I think that Headspin has impacted me positively because it allows me to meet people who have gone through similar experiences and has helped me improve both my social and speech skills. I think that social connections are important to me because I am an extrovert and I feel energetic and happy when I interact with others. It helps make me forget about the pain and issues that I deal with on a daily basis. BIAPH meetings have made me laugh even when I’m not feeling 100% happy or I’m in pain.”

Headspin Member 

 

“It has been helpful to hear how other people are dealing with their brain injury. It helps to hear that other people also have challenges in living with a brain injury and it is helpful to hear how they try to manage it. I don’t feel alone.”

Headspin Member 


More Information

If you have additional questions regarding our young adult support group or organization, please click the button below to fill out the Google form.

The information provided will be reviewed and a BIAPH representative will be in touch about your questions.

Join the Program

If you feel you meet the requirements for this support group and don’t have further questions at this time, please click ‘Join Now’ to complete our initial intake form to begin the application process. 

The information provided will be reviewed and a BIAPH representative will be in touch about your application.

Upcoming HeadSpin Meetings


Our HeadSpin Group meets In-Person (at community locations) as well as Online (via Zoom) throughout the month.  Registration is required for all meetings. To join in on the fun please complete our intake form


Location

Date & Time

Description

In Person 

Thursday, February 1, 2024 @ 7pm 

Movie Night

Join the group for a great new release in theaters. We will meet up at the front entrance and then purchase some snacks.

We will vote on which movie to attend via email once the movie schedule is released. Watch your inbox for your chance to vote on which movie the group will see.

Please note that the time may need to be slightly adjusted depending on which movie is chosen and its start time.

Cost: $10

Pre-registration by: Jan 29, 2024

Online via Zoom 

Thursday, February 8, 2024 @ 7pm

Trivia Night

Join us online for an exhilarating game of Codenames! Challenge your wit, test your teamwork, and immerse yourself in a night of laughter and friendly competition. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, it’s an excellent opportunity to unwind, connect with others, and enjoy a memorable evening.

Cost: $0

Pre-registration by: Feb 8, 2024 

In Person 

Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 7pm

Demetres for Dessert 

The group will be gathering for a dessert rendezvous that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving for more delightful memories. Don’t miss out on this tempting gathering – your taste buds will thank you!

Cost $5

Pre-registration by: Feb 12, 2024 

Online via Zoom 

Thursday, February 22, 2024 @ 7pm

Art Night – Dream Catchers 

Imagine an evening filled with colours, textures, and the joy of bringing your dreams to life through art. Join us for a night of self-expression and artistic exploration as we craft beautiful dream catchers together. No prior artistic skills are required – just bring your imagination and a desire to create something unique. Watch for an email about ordering supplies for the meeting and ensure you RSVP to let us know you are planning to attend.

Cost: $0

Pre-registration by: Feb 15, 2024

In Person 

Gathering

Classic Bowl

3055 Dundas St W, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8


Annual Bowl-a-thon

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 7pm (Please note the change in Day and Time of this gathering)

Annual Bowl-a-thon 

Welcoming Members to sign up to join a bowling team. A night of bowling with friends and an opportunity to help us raise funds on your personalized fundraising page! Visit our Registration Page for more details.

Cost: $50 per person (contact admin@biaph.com for a survivor/caregiver discount code before purchase to reduce the price on the website).

Includes: Bowling, Shoe Rental, Pizza and Drink, Event t-shirt.

The HeadSpin Support Group is Generously Funded By

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