Spinal Injuries Association
Discovering the Power in Me
December 2011 - June 2013
Queensland's peak body supporting people with a spinal cord injury, the
Spinal Injuries Association provides a range of high quality services
and programs that empower their members to rebuild their lives, maintain
independence and prevent injuries.
people who sustain a spinal cord injury, the emotional challenges they
face are often as difficult as the physical injury. While current
recovery programs focus on the physical battle, there is limited
assistance for people to rehabilitate their mind and spirit.
Spinal Injuries Association identified the Discovering the Power in Me
program, to help people with a spinal cord injury develop a positive
mind-set and build hope, resilience and independence. Following the
success of a pilot workshop conducted in 2010, nib foundation provided
support to expand the program.
two day rehabilitation workshop which offers practical tools and
techniques focused on the emotional and mental ramifications of a spinal
cord injury has already been delivered to more than 70 participants and
their carers across Queensland during 2012.
support from nib foundation saw the program extended during 2013 to an
additional four locations throughout Queensland.
For more information visit www.spinal.com.au