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Survivor Programs

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Hub office area is not currently open to drop-ins. However, the Peter’s Place Drop-in space connected to the Hub is now open! We will be offering some of our programming out of this space as we begin to re-offer in-person programs and sessions, and Peter’s Place will be offering daily drop-in programs. Click HERE to view our upcoming events and programs, and click HERE to view Peter’s Place calendar

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Hub office area is not currently open to drop-ins. However, the Peter’s Place Drop-in space connected to the Hub is now open! We will be offering some of our programming out of this space as we begin to re-offer in-person programs and sessions, and Peter’s Place will be offering daily drop-in programs. Click HERE to view our upcoming events and programs, and click HERE to view Peter’s Place calendar

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.

Annapolis Valley 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.

Annapolis Valley 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 live, online, and on-demand options for those wishing to explore the practice of yoga:

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Hybrid In-person and via Zoom: In-person programs will be conducted in the Peter’s Place Drop-in space (attached to our office at 615 Windmill Road); masks and social distancing will be required.

Click below for more information, or to receive the Zoom link to an upcoming session (completely free of charge to participate):

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 live, online, and on-demand options for those wishing to explore the practice of yoga:

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Hybrid In-person and via Zoom: In-person programs will be conducted in the Peter’s Place Drop-in space (attached to our office at 615 Windmill Road); masks and social distancing will be required.

Click below for more information, or to receive the Zoom link to an upcoming session (completely free of charge to participate):

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! Click below to join the meeting (completely free of charge to participate):

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 info@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! Click below to join the meeting (completely free of charge to participate):

Music Therapy

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

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. 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, Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m: 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, Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: 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 (completely free to participate):

Music Therapy

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

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. 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, Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m: 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, Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: 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 (completely free to participate):

Nourish Program

Participants will be provided with proper education about nutrition, meal prep, sustainable eating practices, and tools that will help you practice informed eating. 

We know that learning to eat healthily and live a healthy lifestyle is difficult for everyone, but especially for those impacted by a brain injury; which is why we are happy to launch our new Nourish program, because when you fuel your body correctly, it results in increased mood and energy that can allow you to engage in activities and exercise confidently. By partnering with a Licensed Health and Nutrition Counsellor, we are happy to provide our members with this valuable service free of charge.

During the 6-week program, participants will receive a weekly newsletter containing healthy recipes, simple cooking instructions, grocery lists, nutrition tips, and a Q&A section where our Licensed Health and Nutrition Counsellor will answer any questions that participants (including yourself) submitted the week prior. In addition to the newsletter, participants will be able to interact directly with the Licensed Health and Nutrition Counsellor during weekly one-hour Zoom sessions, where you can ask any questions you have about the recipes that week or any other health/nutrition questions you may have, and interact with other participants of the program.

Nourish Program

Participants will be provided with proper education about nutrition, meal prep, sustainable eating practices, and tools that will help you practice informed eating. 

We know that learning to eat healthily and live a healthy lifestyle is difficult for everyone, but especially for those impacted by a brain injury; which is why we are happy to launch our new Nourish program, because when you fuel your body correctly, it results in increased mood and energy that can allow you to engage in activities and exercise confidently. By partnering with a Licensed Health and Nutrition Counsellor, we are happy to provide our members with this valuable service free of charge.

During the 6-week program, participants will receive a weekly newsletter containing healthy recipes, simple cooking instructions, grocery lists, nutrition tips, and a Q&A section where our Licensed Health and Nutrition Counsellor will answer any questions that participants (including yourself) submitted the week prior. In addition to the newsletter, participants will be able to interact directly with the Licensed Health and Nutrition Counsellor during weekly one-hour Zoom sessions, where you can ask any questions you have about the recipes that week or any other health/nutrition questions you may have, and interact with other participants of the program.

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.

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 learn more or join an upcoming meeting (completely free of charge to participate):

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:

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