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  • Writer's pictureLaura Humphreys

Websites about the brain and its disorders.

At YCP most of our psychologists have an interest in neuroscience and its relevance to psychological therapy. Additionally our clinical neuropsychologists (of course) have a particular interest and expertise in the brain. Here, we have collected some websites that provide useful information about the brain and the conditions that impact it. Although we have focused on local Australian websites, we've included a range of international sites also.

General information about the brain and neuroscience


Resources for learning about the brain and it's disorders

The Dana Foundation (website link) is dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain through research grants and public outreach. They organise the Brain Awareness Week each March and provide a collection of resources for children and adults, including factsheets, videos, articles, and podcasts.


Neuroanatomy: The Basics (website link) is a user friendly guide to brain anatomy from the Dana Foundation.


Cerebrum (website link) is an online magazine from the Dana Foundation exploring Neuroscience


Brain Basics: Fact Sheets (website link) is a set of FACT Sheets about the brain from DANA Foundation, including some for children.


Neuroscientifically Challenged (website link) is a blog about the brain and neuroscience.


2-Minute Neuroscience videos from the Neuroscientifically Challenged website (website link); these 2-Minute Neuroscience videos will help you learn the basics of neuroscience in short, easy-to-understand clips.


Neurophilosophy (website link) is a blog about molecules, mind, and everything in between, written by Mo Costandi.


Neuroskeptic (website link) writes about a range of nonscientific topics.


The Khan Academy (website link) has many brief videos about the brain and its functions within its catalogue of educational videos.


Information about conditions that impact the brain and nervous system



Information about conditions that impact the brain and nervous system

The Brain Foundation (website link) raise funds for Australian research into brain diseases and disorders. Their A-Z of Brain Disorders provides resources for people newly-diagnosed with brain-related disorders, their friends and relatives, and health professionals.


Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) (website link) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney, Australia. Their goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research.


Dementia Australia (website link) are the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. They provide information, resources, support, and services for people impacted by dementia.


Brain Injury Australia (website link) is the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.


Brain Injury Matters (website link) is a Victorian-based, self-advocacy and community education organisation run by and for people with acquired brain injuries.


BrainLink Services (website link) is a Victorian service that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). BrainLink’s first priority is to respond to the immediate needs of the families and friends of those who are living with an acquired brain disorder.


The Stroke Foundation (website link) is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke.


Parkinson’s Victoria (website link) raises awareness and funds for services and research to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s in Victoria.


Parkinson's Australia (website link) is the national peak body and charity representing Australians living with Parkinson’s.


Huntington’s Victoria (website link) is a not-for profit organisation that was formed by several Huntington’s disease community members to provide a safe, trusted space to receive support.


MS Australia (website link) MS Australia is the national voice for people with multiple sclerosis. They work in advocacy and communications, and collaborate with our stakeholders to benefit thousands of people affected by MS across the country.


MS (website link) is the go-to provider of information, advice and support for people affected by multiple sclerosis in ACT, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. They help people live well with progressive neurological conditions.


Motor Neurone Disease Australia (website link) is the national voice representing all Australians who share the vision of a world without MND. Their goal is to empower Australians impacted by MND to live better for longer.


Down Syndrome Australia (website link) is the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia. Their vision is an Australia where people living with Down syndrome are valued, reach their potential and enjoy social and economic inclusion.


Supports


The National Disability Advocacy Program (website link) provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation.


TAC (website link) for Victorians who have acquired a brain injury in a traffic accident, this link will take you to information about making a TAC claim.


ARBIAS (website link) provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury and high complex needs which include alcohol and other drugs and mental health issues. They can provide assessments, case management, housing options, professional training, flexible outreach and individualised support.


The Young Carers Network (website link) is a place for young carers to learn about support services, access resources and share their story and opinions.


Carers Australia (website link) is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level. They provide a range of resources for carers.

Summer Foundation (website link) strive to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable systems change that stop young people from being forced to live in Residential Aged Care because there is nowhere else for them.


NDIS (website link) the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.


Please let us know if there are other sites you find really useful!

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