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Peer Support BBQ - SCI Awareness Week

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As part of Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Week (8-15 November), PBF Australia hosted a BBQ at Fiona Stanley Hospital – State Rehabilitation Service.

Our Peer Support Program is designed to provide new spinal cord injury patients with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to continue to live vibrant, independent lives.

Delivered by compassionate individuals who are themselves living as paraplegics, or quadriplegic members of the community, PBF Australia’s Peer Support Team offer non-clinical advice, information and emotional support to patients, their family, and friendship networks.

The weather was perfect for an Aussie BBQ and we had a steady stream of hungry participants.  Both patients with their family members, and friends and staff from the hospital.

Pictured are PBF Peer Support WA Coordinator Richard Higgins with Carly, one of the fantastic senior nurses on the ward.

If you are interested in finding out more about PBF’s Peer to Peer Support you can do so here.

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