Spinal Cord Injury- the personal perspective

Please note that due to the current restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to schedule any face to face training or education at present, but please do still contact us with your requests and we will book them in as soon as we are able.

Delivered by one of SIA’s Peer Support Officers (PSOs), these hour-long sessions are a fantastic opportunity for healthcare professionals to increase their awareness of issues around living with a spinal cord injury.

Our PSO team supports spinal cord injured people in hospital, home and community settings throughout their lives- from being newly injured, through being discharged and beyond. They are there for SIA members, as well as their family and wider support network, as often or as little as people need, whenever they need them. In addition to this, they can offer support and education to healthcare professionals in many different settings, and are in the unique position of having both personal and professional insights into SCI.

The personal perspective presentation is ideally suited for team training sessions, and provides participants with an increased awareness of what it is like to live with spinal cord injury from someone with first hand experience. The cost for this CPD-accredited session, which is delivered at the purchaser’s premises, is £114 +vat. On confirmation of booking, our Education and Training Co-ordinator, Karen Mikalsen, will liaise with you on suitable dates.

If you would like more information on this, or would like to request a session, please contact Karen by email or on 01908 604191 x221.

For information on all SIA Academy training, please visit our main training page.