Established in April 2023, Connecters Australia Ltd is an Australian first not for profit charitable organisation which exists specifically to support individuals with Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and their loved ones.
Connecters Australia is a heart-driven initiative that originated from a place of love, personal experience, and a passionate aspiration to drive positive change.
It's hard to say, and harder to live with!
CTE is a neurodegenerative brain disease that is typically associated with repeated concussions and sub concussive impacts to the head and body.
CTE results from the accumulation of tau protein in the brain, which interfere with normal brain function.
To promote CTE awareness, prevention and clinical research; and support individuals and their families living with CTE in achieving better health and life outcomes.
A future where CTE is better understood, the risks of developing the condition are lower and individuals living with CTE and their loved ones receive the care, support, and resources they need to thrive.
Check out the Spotlight (Ch7) interview with our founder Kayleen Doyle and our Chief Medical Advisor Dr Rowena Mobbs.
Do you play rugby? Maybe basketball?
The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is looking for athletes to help us learn more about how sports concussions affect the brain.
Working with World Rugby and Rugby Australia, QBI is trying to make contact sports safer, so you can play longer and smarter.
You are eligible if: