Talk to a mentor with spinal cord injury

“I now feel much more at ease. I’ve never had what you offered me, that genuine understanding and support. I felt so alone but now I know that you are with me.”

Shelley, 30, mentee with a spinal cord injury, C1-2 incomplete.

We have female and male mentors of various ages (13 to 71) with complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries of all levels living across the UK. This includes people who are able to walk to varying degrees as well as manual wheelchair and power chair users. We match people based on their needs, life experiences, injury level and interests. People come to mentoring to discuss anything related to having a spinal cord injury:

Emotional
Anxiety/low mood
Not coping
Confidence
Independence

Physical
Pain
Fatigue
Bladder and bowel management

Practical
Care
Equipment
Housing adaptations
Finances
Travel

Other
Relationships and intimacy
Fertility
Parenting
Education
Sports/Hobbies

Mentoring normally takes place over the telephone, but can also be done via Skype. Occasionally, we can match people locally, and they can chat face to face.

Two mentors having a discussion

Contact

To get a mentor, refer someone else, or for any questions, email our Mentoring Manager, Polly, or call the team on 020 8875 1805.