Wellness Services

Supporting the Whole Family

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke has a profound impact not only on the survivor but the entire family. Lives are forever changed, and families often undergo a wide range of emotional responses in the aftermath. Recognizing the ongoing need for support, ARBI provides comprehensive assistance for clients and their families as they reintegrate into their lives and communities.

Neuropsychology Support

ARBI’s neuropsychologist collaborates with clients, caregivers, and staff to address the cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioural consequences of brain injury or stroke. The neuropsychologist assesses the client’s cognitive abilities and emotional well-being, offering recommendations to aid successful reintegration into the community.

Social Worker Support

Our dedicated social worker plays a pivotal role in the journey of clients and their caregivers. From intake to discharge, the social worker fosters a safe and collaborative environment, providing:

  • Supportive counselling to clients and caregivers.
  • Connections to valuable community resources.
  • Strengthening of partnerships within the brain injury community support network.
  • Collaboration on client treatment plans, discharge planning, and overall well-being.

We recognize that every client and family carries their own unique sources of strength and healing potential. With our support, we aim to empower them with the knowledge that life can continue after a brain injury or stroke. At ARBI, we believe in the possibility of a hopeful future for every individual and family we serve.

Accessible Support

In collaboration with the City of Calgary’s Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Program, ARBI offers free Wellness Services for residents in the Calgary Region.

Out-of-Region Fee Schedule

The following fees apply to individuals residing outside the Calgary Region:

  • Ongoing Treatment (per 50-minute session):
    • Registered Psychologist: $180
    • Registered Social Worker: $80
  • Third-Party Documentation: $80/hour

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"ARBI is a haven of grace, offering expert therapy with compassion, kindness, and tailored support. They've not only transformed Derek's life but have also been a constant source of support for our family. We're forever grateful for their dedication and lasting impact on our lives."

—Derek’s Wife, Dixie

Caregiver Support Group

When a loved one suffers a brain injury, it affects the entire family. Caregivers often experience a range of emotions, including burden, distress, anxiety, anger, and depression. Taking care of yourself is crucial to continue providing the best care for your loved one and avoid caregiver burnout.

At ARBI, we understand the challenges caregivers face. Our monthly Caregiver Support Group provides a compassionate, non-judgmental space where caregivers can connect, share their experiences, and openly discuss the challenges they encounter. Our co-facilitators, including a social worker and a psychologist, are here to provide expert guidance and support.

  • Where: ARBI, 311 Cedar Crescent SW, Calgary, AB
  • When: Third Thursday of each month, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Through these sessions, you’ll find emotional support from fellow caregivers who can relate to your journey. Additionally, you’ll gain access to valuable information and resources aimed at promoting your well-being, reducing conflict, and building resilience.

ARBI focuses on the needs of unpaid caregivers who care for loved ones who have experienced a brain injury or stroke. During our meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other caregivers who share similar experiences, all while prioritizing your own health and well-being.

Registration is free! To join our Caregiver Support Group and attend as many sessions as you wish, simply email Wellness@arbi.ca.

Please note: This group is exclusively for caregivers; loved ones who have experienced a brain injury should not attend. 

Community Connect Program

ARBI’s Community Connect Program welcomes individuals aged 18+ who have experienced an acquired brain injury, alongside their family and friends, to join our inclusive social initiative. Orchestrated by our compassionate Wellness Team, this program fosters connections through enriching socialization and community events. Participants from various agencies and the broader community are warmly welcomed, ensuring everyone can enjoy enriching and accessible experiences.

Through our carefully curated Community Connect events, we strive to alleviate the social isolation experienced by survivors and their loved ones. Our engaging activities promote emotional, social, and relational well-being, empowering individuals to embrace life’s possibilities.

Program Details
  • Cost: Free!
  • Snacks, refreshments, and all required supplies are provided.
  • Events will be held at ARBI: 311 Cedar Crescent, Calgary, AB.
Upcoming Events
  • February 23, 2024 (5:00 PM–7:00 PM): Bingo Night
  • April 24, 2024 (5:00 PM–7:00 PM): Pizza & Paint Night
How to Join

Email Wellness@arbi.ca to register and secure your spot.