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One-on-One Peer Mentoring

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan’s One-on-One Peer Support Program connects people living with spinal cord injuries to fully trained volunteers who can share their experience and knowledge. We can connect family members, too! Our Peer Support compliments the services provided in acute hospitals, rehabilitation centers and community based health and social service agencies.

Trained Peer Support Volunteers are people with personal experience with a spinal cord injury and family members of people with injuries. Our volunteers have “been there, done that” and are willing to help those who are newly injured and their families as they adjust to life with a spinal cord injury.

For a person with a new spinal cord injury, thinking about the challenges of the future can be daunting, but, nobody should have to contemplate these life changes in isolation. By listening, sharing their own experiences and providing practical information volunteers provide one-to-one support. The more someone’s need for support is met, the more likely they are to report that are actively involved and society and feeling better in general.

If you think you would like to talk to someone or inquire about becoming a volunteer contact us in Regina 1 877 582 4483 or Saskatoon 1 888 282 0186.

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Life After A Spinal Cord Injury:A FREE Resource

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan has produced a FREE manual covering all aspects of spinal cord injuries. Subjects include:

Life after a spinal cord injury
Skin care
Bowel management / nutrition
Bladder management
Sexuality
Cardiovascular and respiratory functions
Technical aids and other supports for increased independence
Complications following a spinal cord injury
Psychosocial rehabilitation
Sports and leisure
Employment, studies and volunteer work