The RTP is funded by the Lifetime Support Authority and helps people adjust to life after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), assisting them to successfully reintegrate and reconnect with their communities. It is offered, at no cost, to people who have a TBI as a result of a road trauma incident.
The program draws upon the guidance of trained mentors who themselves have experienced the challenges a TBI can present. These mentors are a critical part of the program’s success.
RTP is a ten-week group course. There is also a separate program, yRTP, designed for young adults (for more information, please see below).
The course is run in a supportive group environment and provides an opportunity for people to share and explore their experiences, gain further knowledge about TBI, work through their individual challenges and put plans in place for the future.
A range of topics are covered in the program, including learning more about the brain, common challenges after TBI, health and wellbeing, building resilience, changes in interpersonal relationships, future work and study options, and brain training exercises for improving cognitive functioning.
The RTP is open to adults who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a road trauma.
The youth Reconnect Transition Program (yRTP) is a 10-week course that helps young adults adjust to life after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other road trauma.
The program assists young people to reconnect with their communities, manage challenges, and plan for the future. The yRTP uses trained mentors who have first-hand experience of acquired brain injury.
The program is specifically tailored to young people and covers a range of topics, including:
- The brain and neuroplasticity
- Emotional wellbeing and building resilience
- Working through challenges
- Friendships and other relationships
- Making positive choices
- Study and work pathways
- Personal strengths and goal setting
The yRTP is open to young adults who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a road trauma.