SpinChat is an initiative of Independence Australia to raise awareness, promote prevention and educate secondary school students about spinal cord injury.
Ten young people with a spinal cord injury help us to deliver a powerful preventative message to secondary school students across Victoria. They share their personal accounts of how they acquired their injury and why students need to think about how they can minimise their risks.
We've since taken our injury prevention message to over 40,000 Victorian students.
Click here to visit our official website for the program.
Statistics around spinal cord injury highlight how important a prevention message is for students:
With high school students approaching the legal driving and drinking age, we believe the message of injury prevention and risk minimisation is an important one.
Through an open and honest delivery of their stories, we're confident our speaker's experiences and prevention message will resonate strongly with students.
Speakers have the following in common:
Typically a SpinChat session lasts between 45-60 minutes, but can be tailored to suit your specific timetable requirements.
A session generally includes a short introductory DVD, a speak sharing their personal story and question time for students.
Please contact us to book a session for your school.
Click here to book a session
Call us on 03 9418 0460
Email us at [email protected]
Click here to view a transcipt of the above video.
SpinChat is proudly supported by: With thanks also to: