Latest news and blogs

Read the latest news from Back Up to find out what we’re up to across the country. We also have a dedicated blog with amazing stories from people of all ages with a spinal cord injury and their families, as well as the volunteers, staff, professionals and fundraisers who support them.

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A watercolour painting of a seaside landscape by Rachel Smith The Wonky Artist

Blog: Painting as The Wonky Artist

While recovering on bed rest for a pressure sore, Rachel discovered a hidden talent for ...

Family Mentor Coordinator Emma Clegg who fundraised for Back Up

Blog: Back Up Champion – Emma Clegg

Emma originally trained as a child counsellor and managed coffee shops before making a move into ...

Alison volunteering as a corporate buddy on one of our courses

Blog: Alison’s story: What did I learn as a corporate buddy?

While working at Savills, Alison attended an information session hosted by Back Up. This inspired ...

Rhys, our recent winner of our Golden Caster Award, teaching some wheelchair skills.

Blog: Rhys’s story: The Golden Caster award

We recently presented Rhys with our Golden Caster award. He earned this recognition through volunteering as a wheelchair skills ...

Dr Jasmine Hearn at a conference on pain management

News: Dr Jasmine Hearn Q&A: Pain management

Dr Jasmine Hearn is a chartered psychologist and lecturer, specialising in pain management for people ...

group of people with a spinal cord injury chat about taking care of their emotional wellbeing

Blog: Taking care of your emotional wellbeing

When someone sustains a spinal cord injury, they can often feel overwhelmed by the different ...

A photo of Tim outdoors from his 'learning to adjust' story.

Blog: Tim’s story: Learning to adjust to my new life

A motorbike accident in 2009 left Tim with a complete spinal cord injury at ...

Photo of Mike and his son and wife enjoying family life at Back Up Fest

Blog: Mike’s story: Getting our family life back

In 2015, Mike’s wife, Natalie, underwent emergency surgery due to compression of her spinal cord, ...

Photo of Andy Master on his ISCoS conference trip with others

News: Andy Masters attends the ISCoS Conference in Sydney

Our Head of Outreach and Courses, Andy Masters, was delighted to attend the 57th International ...

Blog: Hannah’s story: Flying for the first time

In our first story from one of our young volunteers, Hannah, 17 shares her ...