Brain Awareness Week 11-17 March 2024

Free Brain Health education sessions and morning tea – Cockburn and Joondalup

Optimising Brain Health – Top tips for living well longer

“Brain health is the state of brain functioning across cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioural and motor domains, allowing a person to realize their full potential over the life course, irrespective of the presence or absence of disorders.”
World Health Organization.

Brain Disorders are the leading cause of disability and second leading cause of death.

Globally, at least 1 in 3 people are impacted by brain disorders. Over 100 million people live with the impacts of stroke, 2.5 billion with headache disorders, 50 million with dementia, 12 million with Parkinson’s Disease, 3 million with MS, and over 100 million with PCNS (Long Covid).

Many brain disorders can be prevented, treated and rehabilitated. Neurological Council’s CEO, Etta Palumbo, shares her insights on the public health challenges of preventing and managing neurological disorders and her top tips for improving brain health.

Brain Help – What to do when you don’t feel right?

There are over 600 neurological disorders stemming from the brain and its nervous system.

Our Community Neurological Nurses will explore a range of conditions that result in physical, mental, cognitive and sensory impairments, including identifying and managing common neurological symptoms, and when and how to seek help.

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Joondalup Library Wednesday 13 March 10-11.30am
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Cockburn Health and Community Centre, Success - Friday 15 March 10-11.30am

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Coffee Club & Information Sessions

People of all ages affected by any neurological condition, disease or symptoms, and their loved ones and carers, are invited to attend the Friends of NCWA monthly Coffee Club information & group support sessions, at our Perth office at The Niche, QEII Medical Campus in Nedlands.

Date: The 3rd Friday of each month
Time: 10am - 12pm

  • 15 March: Presentation by Perron Institute

Regional sessions coming soon.

  • meet new people and share stories and experiences
  • hear from relevant and interesting presenters on different topics throughout the year
  • have a mini-health check and talk confidentially with a neurological nurse, and
  • enjoy a lovely morning tea with old and new friends

>>All sessions are FREE to attend.

Bookings essential for catering and seating purposes.

  • Phone: 6285 3800
  • Email: or
  • Online: Please use the online booking links (where provided).

Albany Neu-friends Coffee Club

If you live in the Albany region and have or care for someone with a neurological condition, you are welcome to join our new monthly Neu-friends coffee club.

Date: the LAST THURSDAY of every month (excluding December 2023)

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Bookings essential:

Support Groups - Specific Conditions

The Neurological Council WA may be able to assist in providing connections to local WA support groups for specific neurological conditions or diseases. Please email us at to express your interest in attending a local support group and we will endeavour to locate a suitable group for you.

Additional Support Groups at The Niche:

  • Stroke Support Group - Meeting on the first and third Monday of each month. All welcome. P: 6285 3800 or E: for details.
  • Neurofibromatosis Support Group – meeting on the second Thursday of each month. All welcome, phone 6285 3800 for details.

Synapse - Brain Injury (BI) Support Groups


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