Chris Fitzjohn

Before my injury I worked as a Project Engineer for the Oil and Gas Industry.  I was also keenly involved in outdoor pursuits including hiking, and rock climbing as well as enjoying time spent with my wife and young daughter.

In February 2016, I sustained an incomplete high-level spinal cord injury following a road traffic accident.

Since then a significant portion of my time has been dedicated to making the absolute best of my recovery.   I went to great lengths to go through the process of returning to work in the role I was performing pre injury.  Although this was a very rewarding process, it left me feeling that I should be looking at a new direction and dedicating my working life to helping others and that is how I now find myself working for the SIA, delivering a service that was so instrumental to me during my own recovery.

I continue to be committed to my role as husband and father and we have expanded our family with the recent arrival of twin boys.  I am committed to making the very best of my abilities and look forward to helping others to do the same.

How to access our Peer Support Service

Whether you’re recently injured and still in hospital, or are living back in the community and would welcome some additional support, our Peer Support Officer is here to help.  If you think you/your family would benefit from talking to someone who understands your situation then call Chris on 07496951135 or email him at [email protected]

Our Peer Support Service in the East Midlands region is sponsored by:

Irwin Mitchell