Newly spinal cord injured
If you are newly injured, you will be going through a whole mixture of emotions and are likely to have a multitude of questions to ask but might not know where to start.
SIA offers support to you from the time of your injury and as you rebuild your life after a spinal cord injury.
‘My son had been in Stoke Mandeville for less than 24 hours before a SIA peer support officer came to offer support. For someone who is going through the ‘trauma’ of the situation created by a spinal injury, having someone that Ruari (and ourselves) could talk to about the various issues associated with his injury was invaluable’. Alastair
Our peer support is given by spinal cord injured people, all of whom can offer their lived experiences of spinal cord injury. Whatever the cause of your injury, whether through trauma or illness, SIA is here to help you and your family to live full and independent lives.
Speak to someone with the experience of living with spinal cord injury. Our Peer Support Officers can provide valuable support to you and your family. Find out the details of the Officer for your area.
You can speak to our Advice Line Officer, weekdays 11am – 4.30pm, on Freephone 0800 980 0501, email or text SIA and your enquiry to 81025 (messages charged at your standard network rate).
We have produced a DVD of personal stories from relatives about their experience of spinal cord injury. Read about this DVD and other support available on our Family page.