After many months of planning, reviewing and content writing, we were thrilled to officially launch our new Brain Injury SA website on 10 December 2021.
With accessibility in the front of our minds we wanted to ensure that our website would be easy to navigate through to the information you want, and to make information accessible for anyone to access.
As part of our website relaunch, we embedded a number of online forms on the site that can assist in quick and simple referral processes, offers the ability to give feedback online, and can be used to make general enquiries. Our new site can also be used as a tool for information on the many different types of services and supports available at BISA, as well as for gaining a better understanding of brain injury.
Thank you to all the people involved in the planning stages, content preparation and the design process that have made this website the wonderful, and useful, resource it is today.
– Robyn’s Story: Reigniting a passion for gaming
Robyn has had a passion for gaming since the days of the Atari.
She has recently started live streaming her games which is having a positive impact on her life. After a bit of a break from gaming when she was first diagnosed with Huntington’s, Robyn re-found her thirst in December 2021 and set herself the goal of becoming an affiliate gamer on Twitch TV.
Robyn achieved this really quickly and is now streaming regularly and donating 50% of her profits to Huntington’s SA and NT inc.
We had a wonderful chat to Robyn about what gaming means to her.
Robyn told us that 3 years ago she had no hopes or dreams and found it difficult to get out of bed. Now Robyn feels that setting herself the challenge to become an affiliate gamer has helped her to accept her diagnosis of Huntington’s and changed her outlook to be more future focused.
Robyn now describes her confidence as through the roof, no longer feeling the need to hide under her hoodie. She also feels more able to talk to people and has created a new social circle of online friends who she describes as non-judgemental.
Robyn has also noticed an improvement in her memory and cognition, including problem solving and trouble shooting skills and feels she has gained a lot of new skills. She reports waking up feeling satisfied and more motivated and that she is more able to pick herself up when she does feel down.
Robyn has also found it easier to do things away from the computer, feeling more motivated to do her day-to-day activities, improved routine and spending less time in bed overthinking things.
It was wonderful speaking with Robyn and hearing her story.