The SpinChat program aims to raise awareness, promote prevention and educate secondary students about spinal cord injury.
The program sees young people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and in wheelchairs, visit high school students to talk about life before their injury, the cause of their injury, and life since. A strong focus of the presentation is on risk minimisation and the consequences of careless or high-risk activities such as dangerous driving or diving into shallow waters.
The statistics around spinal cord injury reveal just how important programs such as SpinChat are for secondary school students:
Those at highest risk of suffering a spinal cord injury are aged between 15-24 years old (80% male, 20% female)
The most common causes of spinal cord injury are preventable (such as car accidents, water related incidents and falls)
There is no cure for a spinal cord injury
350 to 400 new cases of spinal cord injury are reported in Australia each year
About the Program
Typically, a SpinChat session lasts between 40 - 60 minutes, but can be tailored to suit your specific timetable requirements.
Booking a SpinChat session
To book a session for your school click the button below or contact us on 03 9418 0490 to discuss. SpinChat visits schools across Victoria.
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