Peer Support Advocates

Peer Support Advocates provide support, advice, information and advocacy for clients and their family and friends. Both of our Peer Support Advocates have experienced a spinal cord injury, so they bring an understanding of the issues confronting you during and after rehabilitation. They provide you with the opportunity to talk to someone who appreciates the challenges you face. The support they offer is not only available to you as a person with a spinal cord injury, but also to your family and friends.

The Peer Support Advocates work at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre’s Spinal Injury Unit and at the PQSA office at Dulwich. They can also visit you at home or at other convenient locations. The purpose of our Peer Support Advocacy Service is to support you in achieving your goals.

The Peer Support Advocates can provide you, and your family and friends, with:

  • Support, advice and advocacy on a wide range of issues, resources and services associated with spinal cord injury;
  • A flexible service designed to meet your specific needs. The Peer Support Advocates will be involved as much or as little as you desire. It is up to you;
  • Representation to ensure that you have access to the best medical and non-medical services;
  • Introduction and referral to a range of professional and community service providers that may assist you with your ongoing rehabilitation.

For more information, please contact:

Vicky Machen on 8355 3500 or 8222 1818 or email
Graham O’Neil on 8355 3500 or 8222 1820 or email

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