Peer led coaching for people with a spinal cord injury or physical disability in Tasmania is a newly developed initiative, designed to provide a platform through which we can collaborate with and support individuals with a spinal cord injury and their families to achieve greater independence, increased resilience, and build capacity for the future.
Propel provides an opportunity for an individual with lived experience of spinal cord injury or physical disability to connect with another person going through the same, or similar, experience. Participants can connect and communicate through face to face and online.
Topics that people find useful talking with others about include independent living, health, leisure and wellbeing, family and parenting, education and employment, information and resources, advocacy and support in resolving concerns.
We are also involved with the Spinal Interest Network throughout Tasmania, and will be able to contribute in the transition process from rehab to home, and in the return to work related activities.
Propel builds capacity through providing empathetic and qualified coaching support in decision making through informed choices, planning and goal setting, and self-reflection and review.
Peer Coaches currently being appointed for this program, and will undertake training in February 2020 to support their existing expertise as a person with lived experience, in the delivery of Propel. Further details will be released in February 2020 – stay tuned! For further information please contact us on [email protected] Propel Peer Coaching has been funded through the National Disability Agency.