Support for incomplete spinal cord injury

Disability support group for people with incomplete spinal cord injuriesCall 03 9418 0474
email [email protected]

This is a support group for people who have an incomplete spinal cord injury with some capacity to walk. It’s an initiative by the Victorian Spinal Cord Services, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre and Independence Australia as a direct result of the increasing number of people with incomplete injuries we were seeing come through our services. We wanted to address the severe lack of support services available for the unique circumstances and experiences faced by people with spinal injuries who can walk.

Our support group provides a friendly and informal setting for people with incomplete spinal cord injuries or conditions to share information, experiences, knowledge and support.

The common experiences amongst people with incomplete spinal cord injuries with some capacity to walk include:

  • significant concerns that may not be understood or visible to others e.g. changes in bowel or bladder functioning, pain, fatigue, motor or sensory changes, sexual changes, changes in hopes and expectations about the future
  • not going through specialist spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • feelings of isolation from other people with incomplete spinal cord injuries like their own
  • being unsure of relevant services and supports in the community

If this support group can help you, we would love to see you join us. We meet every 3rd Thursday at 2:30 to 4 pm at Neighbourhood Justice Centre at 241 Wellington St, Collingwood. The meeting room will be advised when you RSVP.

Just remember to RSVP for catering purposes by calling Dr Andrew Sinclair on 03 9418 0474 or 0400 199 766, or email [email protected]

Andrew is our health psychologist who facilitates a number of groups and has significant experience in working with people with chronic illness and disability

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