Living with your spinal cord injury
Your time with us is the start of a new journey and our aim is for you to live with your spinal cord injury as independently as possible.
But we’re always here for you. All our spinal cord injury patients receive lifelong follow up treatment and support when you need it.
Coping with a spinal cord injury
Spinal cord injury is a big trauma. It can cause a number of negative emotions, which may have as much impact on your life as physical changes to your body. It’s natural to feel emotions such as grief, disbelief, shock, denial, guilt, depression and anxiety.
You may feel all, some or none of these. It’s equally important to address any emotional issues as the physical aspects of your injury. Many patients seek help and advice from their named nurse, doctor or psychologist.
Watch our videos below to hear from patients discussing their experience, their treatment and how we cared for them.
We have excellent links with partner networks who can offer additional support.
- Practical support for patients with spinal cord injuries
- Help for patients living with spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Help for sport tetraplegics to live as independently as possible
- Support networks, counselling and help with day to day living