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.”
“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.”
The HeadSpin Support Group is Generously Funded By
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.
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.
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.
Date & Time
Online via Zoom
Thursday, Sept 28, 2023 @ 7 pm
Art NightAcrylicPainting 🖼️ Paint a work of art – join us for some art fun. Facilitators will survey members closer to the meeting date to identify which painting everyone would like to complete together.
We will be using supplies from a previous art night, but members will be contacted regarding supplies before the meeting to ensure new members have the supplies needed for the meeting. Watch for an email in your inbox and respond before the deadline.
Members are welcome to join in socializing if not interested in participating in the art project.
Pre-registration by Sept 21.
Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 6 pm (Please note the change in time for this gathering)
Pottery Night 🎨
Unleash your creativity by joining us in painting some clay at a studio in Mississauga.
Pre-registration by Oct 4.
Online via Zoom
Thursday, October 12, 2023 @ 7 pm
Netflix Movie Night 🎬 Join us with some goodies to watch a movie online with the group.
Pre-registration by Oct 5.
Online via Zoom
Thursday, October 19, 2023 @ 7 pm
Baking Night – Pumpkin Pie 🥧 Carve out some fun and join us in making pumpkin pie! Gather the ingredients and join the group to bake together.
Pre-registration by Oct 18.
Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 7 pm (Please note the change day for this gathering)
Steelheads Hockey Game 🏒 Get ready to cheer, as we invite Headspin members to join us at the Steelheads hockey game for an unforgettable night of ice and excitement!
Pre-registration by Oct 10.
To enhance the quality of life for persons in the region(s) of Peel and Halton who are living with the effects of an acquired brain injury through education, awareness and support.