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Survivor Programs

During these difficult times, community is more important than ever. To help you stay connected with your community while still aiding social distancing efforts and following provincial guidelines, we have shifted many of our programs to be offered virtually with our “Together in Isolation” project – join us from anywhere in Nova Scotia! All you need is an internet connection!

By using free-to-access services such as Zoom, YouTube, Facebook Live, and Podcasts, we are happy to be able to offer quality virtual programming that you can enjoy from home! Offerings include Yoga for ABI, Concussion Cafe, seminars, training, and more!

We offer a variety of programs and support groups, ranging from educational to social & recreational, all of which are offered at no cost to participants.


We work with our staff & volunteers to offer a network of support groups, services, and chapters across Nova Scotia. Connecting with others with similar experiences can be invaluable to the recovery process.

Many of our programs are facilitated by volunteers & peers, and are an important part of building a community of support for brain injury survivors and their families.

For more information on participating in any of our programs or groups, please continue reading the page below or contact us by calling 902-422-5000 or emailing info@braininjuryns.com


In addition to our programs, we offer resources and education/training sessions for survivors, free of charge.

We offer a variety of programs and support groups, ranging from educational to social & recreational, all of which are offered at no cost to participants.


We work with our staff & volunteers to offer a network of support groups, services, and chapters across Nova Scotia. Connecting with others with similar experiences can be invaluable to the recovery process.

Many of our programs are facilitated by volunteers & peers, and are an important part of building a community of support for brain injury survivors and their families.

For more information on participating in any of our programs or groups, please continue reading the page below or contact us by calling 902-422-5000 or emailing info@braininjuryns.com


In addition to our programs, we offer resources and education/training sessions for survivors, free of charge.

About Our Metro Community Hub

Nova Scotia’s first purpose-built community place for brain injury survivors – opened in May 2019, in partnership with Peter’s Place

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our staff and community, The Hub will be closed until further notice to aid in social distancing efforts. Our phone and email lines will remain monitored by staff during regular hours to ensure you have access to the support you need during these extraordinary times.

This new 1,000 square foot space includes an area for a Community Rehabilitation Program, a new ABI drop-in centre, a resource library, and more. The drop-in centre encourages participants to develop leisure lifestyle skills, broaden their community awareness, improve self-esteem, and develop social relationships.

This space is incredible! A home for broken brains. You are always welcome.

Visit us at 615 Windmill Road, Dartmouth. Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

About Our Metro Community Hub

Nova Scotia’s first purpose-built community place for brain injury survivors – opened in May 2019, in partnership with Peter’s Place

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our staff and community, The Hub will be closed until further notice to aid in social distancing efforts. Our phone and email lines will remain monitored by staff during regular hours to ensure you have access to the support you need during these extraordinary times.

This new 1,000 square foot space includes an area for a Community Rehabilitation Program, a new ABI drop-in centre, a resource library, and more. The drop-in centre encourages participants to develop leisure lifestyle skills, broaden their community awareness, improve self-esteem, and develop social relationships.

This space is incredible! A home for broken brains. You are always welcome.

Visit us at 615 Windmill Road, Dartmouth. Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Peer Support Groups

Halifax/Metro (click for more information)

  • Concussion Cafe, 7:00-8:30 p.m., last Tuesday of each month.
  • Coffee Chats, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., every Friday.
  • HEAD-ON, suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Wolfville Chapter

  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 2-4 p.m, suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Truro Chapter

  • First Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Bridgewater Chapter

  • Last Monday of each month, 7 p.m., suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Peer Support Groups

Halifax/Metro (click for more information)

  • Concussion Cafe, 7:00-8:30 p.m., last Tuesday of each month.
  • Coffee Chats, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., every Friday.
  • HEAD-ON, suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Wolfville Chapter

  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 2-4 p.m, suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Truro Chapter

  • First Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Bridgewater Chapter

  • Last Monday of each month, 7 p.m., suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Yoga for Acquired Brain Injury

Brain injury survivors that participate in yoga classes report improved sleep, improved energy, decreased anxiety and depression and feel more hopeful and calm. Yoga and meditation can decrease anxiety and increase the mind-body connection when recovering from a brain injury.


We are pleased to offer in-person, online, and on-demand options for those wishing to explore the practice of yoga:

Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m, in-person at Dartmouth Yoga (122 Portland Street) – To ensure participants’ safety: masks are required, participants will be socially distanced, and there is a maximum of 10 participants. Because of this, we cannot offer drop-in spots; email chloe@braininjuryns.com to book your space. (Studio is located on 2nd floor. Unfortunately, no elevator is available; participants must be able to climb stairs to participate).

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., via Zoom as part of our Together in Isolation project – Click below to join one of our upcoming meetings:

Pre-recorded classes, available on-demand on our YouTube channel – Click here to view the playlist >

Yoga for Acquired Brain Injury

Brain injury survivors that participate in yoga classes report improved sleep, improved energy, decreased anxiety and depression and feel more hopeful and calm. Yoga and meditation can decrease anxiety and increase the mind-body connection when recovering from a brain injury.


We are pleased to offer in-person, online, and on-demand options for those wishing to explore the practice of yoga:

Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m, in-person at Dartmouth Yoga (122 Portland Street) – To ensure participants’ safety: masks are required, participants will be socially distanced, and there is a maximum of 10 participants. Because of this, we cannot offer drop-in spots; email chloe@braininjuryns.com to book your space. (Studio is located on 2nd floor. Unfortunately, no elevator is available; participants must be able to climb stairs to participate).

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., via Zoom as part of our Together in Isolation project – Click below to join one of our upcoming meetings:

Pre-recorded classes, available on-demand on our YouTube channel – Click here to view the playlist >

Concussion Café

A peer-led group that provides a safe space for survivors (and family members/supporters) to share challenges and successes along their recovery journey.

80% of brain injuries are on the “mild” end of the spectrum (mTBI). Still, there is nothing mild about concussion symptoms, particularly for the 20-25% of people who experience persistent, complex symptoms after a concussion.

This peer-lead support and discussion group is for concussion survivors at any stage of their concussion – all are welcome!

Connect with others going through similar experiences – share stories, solutions, challenges, and successes on your recovery journey. 

Join us online from anywhere in NS for our Zoom gatherings as part of our Together in Isolation project!  Click below to join the meeting:

Concussion Café Pop-Ups

Our Concussion Café Program is getting ready to travel! We can offer a pop-up Concussion Café session in your community. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact community@braininjuryns.com

Concussion Café

A peer-led group that provides a safe space for survivors (and family members/supporters) to share challenges and successes along their recovery journey.

80% of brain injuries are on the “mild” end of the spectrum (mTBI). Still, there is nothing mild about concussion symptoms, particularly for the 20-25% of people who experience persistent, complex symptoms after a concussion.

This peer-lead support and discussion group is for concussion survivors at any stage of their concussion – all are welcome!

Connect with others going through similar experiences – share stories, solutions, challenges, and successes on your recovery journey. 

Join us online from anywhere in NS for our Zoom gatherings as part of our Together in Isolation project!  Click below to join the meeting:

Music Therapy

We offer regular six-week blocks of Music Therapy for brain injury survivors in partnership with Find Your Voice Music Therapy’s Mackenzie Costron.

Your brain loves music – learning new songs, creating music in a group setting, playing new instruments, and exploring rhythm and rhyme all light up the miracle of neuroplasticity in your brain and promote emotional healing and ongoing recovery. This program is offered virtually as part of our Together in Isolation project. You can participate even if you do not have any instruments at home.

We offer two separate groups for our Music Therapy program:

Group 1: Music & Feelings – This group will focus on a discussion of feelings connected to mental health, self-care and wellness. Discussion topics could include hope, positivity, gratitude; or fear, sadness, and anxiety. We will use music improvisation, songwriting and pre-composed songs to further process these feelings and aim to connect to your inner calm, strength and compassion.
Group 2: Music & Creative Expression – This group will focus on how the meaningful music in our life relates to personal music preferences, stories and identity. This group will give you the opportunity to listen and actively partake in creating music through singing and playing instruments (if you have any instruments in your home).

Space is limited – book your spot today:
902-422-5000 or Community@BrainInjuryNS.com

Music Therapy

We offer regular six-week blocks of Music Therapy for brain injury survivors in partnership with Find Your Voice Music Therapy’s Mackenzie Costron.

Your brain loves music – learning new songs, creating music in a group setting, playing new instruments, and exploring rhythm and rhyme all light up the miracle of neuroplasticity in your brain and promote emotional healing and ongoing recovery. This program is offered virtually as part of our Together in Isolation project. You can participate even if you do not have any instruments at home.

We offer two separate groups for our Music Therapy program:

Group 1: Music & Feelings – This group will focus on a discussion of feelings connected to mental health, self-care and wellness. Discussion topics could include hope, positivity, gratitude; or fear, sadness, and anxiety. We will use music improvisation, songwriting and pre-composed songs to further process these feelings and aim to connect to your inner calm, strength and compassion.
Group 2: Music & Creative Expression – This group will focus on how the meaningful music in our life relates to personal music preferences, stories and identity. This group will give you the opportunity to listen and actively partake in creating music through singing and playing instruments (if you have any instruments in your home).

Space is limited – book your spot today:
902-422-5000 or Community@BrainInjuryNS.com

Weekly Coffee Chats

Going out with a friend for a cup of coffee isn’t an option during these isolating times, but you can still connect with your community through a new weekly Zoom coffee chat program! Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and hop on Zoom to join us Fridays at 11 a.m. for a peer-led discussion about…well, anything! Click below to join an upcoming meeting:

Weekly Coffee Chats

Going out with a friend for a cup of coffee isn’t an option during these isolating times, but you can still connect with your community through a new weekly Zoom coffee chat program! Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and hop on Zoom to join us Fridays at 11 a.m. for a peer-led discussion about…well, anything! Click below to join an upcoming meeting:

HEAD-ON Support Group

This peer-led support group is the longest-running peer support groups for brain injury survivors in all of Canada.

HEAD-ON meetings are suspended until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage people to stay connected through our Concussion Cafe and Weekly Coffee Chats programs until Head-On can meet again.

HEAD-ON Support Group

This peer-led support group is the longest-running peer support groups for brain injury survivors in all of Canada.

HEAD-ON meetings are suspended until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage people to stay connected through our Concussion Cafe and Weekly Coffee Chats programs until Head-On can meet again.

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