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

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

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

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.

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

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

Andy Masters attends the ISCoS Conference in Sydney

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

Hannah’s story: Flying for the first time

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

Lauren with family and friends

Lauren’s story: Why I raise awareness

After a night out with friends in August 2008, Lauren was walking home early in ...

Sharon posing on her bike and shortly after being discharged from hospital

Sharon’s story: Doing something worthwhile

In 2001, Sharon developed Transverse Myelitis, a rare condition which causes inflammation of the spinal ...

Michael smiling at a WCS session

Back Up Champion – Michael Turner

Michael sustained his spinal cord injury in 2005 after being involved in an altercation on ...