Victoria School Speakers
SpinChat is an initiative of Independence Australia and aims to promote prevention and educate secondary school students about spinal cord injury.
Each year, around 400 new cases of spinal cord injury are recorded across Australia; that’s around one case every day. There is currently no cure for spinal cord injury, only prevention. To support the strategy of prevention, every year the SpinChat school speakers return to Victorian secondary schools with their message of risk minimisation.
Through an open and honest delivery of their story and experiences with spinal cord injury, our speakers hope to promote prevention, minimise risk of injury and encourage students to consider consequences of high risk activities.
The most common causes of spinal cord injury are preventable.
New cases of spinal cord injury reported in Australia each year
Australians have a spinal cord injury
of spinal cord injuries occur in the 15- 24 year old age group
Students reached through SpinChat program
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