We recognise that spinal cord injury affects the whole family. Family mentoring is a service to support all family members of someone with a spinal cord injury. A mentor could provide guidance on accessing information or services for your family, or listen and give input as needed. Contact with a family mentor could help you feel more positive about what the future may hold for you and your family.
"The positive effects of mentoring for me have now also had an impact on my husband Colin as he has agreed to get support for himself from a Back Up mentor and has also signed up to do a multi-activity course. I feel much happier now, my mentor has helped me to gain a sense of perspective and understand what we still have as a family. I also do more things for myself and don't feel guilty about spending time on my own"
(Ulviyya partner of Colin)
“Just speaking to a fellow parent who has had to look after their spinally injured child, chatting just for a few hours, you can learn vast amounts of tips and knowledge that you were totally unaware of."
(Parent of a child with SCI)
Find out more
In the family mentioning service we can support any family member of someone affected by spinal cord injury. Whether you're a parent, partner, brother, sister, son or daughter, or related in any other way, our trained
family mentors are here to support you. If you are interested in being mentored or would like more information please email
Polly or call 020 8875 1805.
to find out about volunteering as a mentor.
The Back Up mentoring service is accredited by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation and supported by The Big Lottery Fund and Serious Injury Law.