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Have The Nerve is a podcast brought to you by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. We have open and honest discussions about life with physical and neurological disabilities.

Have The Nerve: A Podcast About Disability Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

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Have The Nerve is a podcast brought to you by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. We have open and honest discussions about life with physical and neurological disabilities.

    Episode Four: What you should know about SCI and bowel management

    Episode Four: What you should know about SCI and bowel management

    Did you know that acquiring a spinal cord injury can affect more than somebody's legs?

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) can significantly affect the bowel. Edwina Spooner from Coloplast explains how an SCI can affect the bowel, surgical and non-surgical options, considerations for intimacy and maintaining your independence.

    Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
    Coloplast catheter information - https://www.coloplast.com.au/
    Continence Care - https://scia.org.au/continence-care/

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance from Michelle Kearney and Nathan Mikhael. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore.

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services visit scia.org.au.

    We want to hear from you!
    We would like to continue this conversation in a follow up episode with any questions you may have! Email community@scia.org.au with any questions you may have about continence. All questions will be treated anonymously, unless otherwise stated in your email.

    You can also start a discussion with anything we've talked about here at https://scia.org.au/forum/forum/bladder-and-bowel-management/

    Episode Three: What you should know about SCI and bladder management

    Episode Three: What you should know about SCI and bladder management

    Did you know that acquiring a spinal cord injury can affect more than somebody's legs?

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) can significantly affect the bladder. Edwina Spooner from Coloplast explains what a neurogenic bladder is, the importance of hygiene, good catheter technique and considerations you should make for situations like going out an intimacy.

    Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
    Coloplast catheter information - https://www.coloplast.com.au/
    Continence Care - https://scia.org.au/continence-care/

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance from Michelle Kearney and Nathan Mikhael. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore.

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services visit scia.org.au.

    We want to hear from you!
    We would like to continue this conversation in a follow up episode with any questions you may have! Email community@scia.org.au with any questions you may have about continence. All questions will be treated anonymously, unless otherwise stated in your email.

    You can also start a discussion with anything we've talked about here at https://scia.org.au/forum/forum/bladder-and-bowel-management/

    Episode Two: Life lessons with SCIA's Peer and Family Support Team

    Episode Two: Life lessons with SCIA's Peer and Family Support Team

    Can having a disability change you?
    The SCIA Peer and Family Support team talk about their lived experiences and the reality of living with a spinal cord injury.
    Hear from Rob, Dan and Jess about what is truly important, lessons they’ve learnt along the way like patience, advocating for themselves, independence and dealing with mental health.
    Let’s put disability into perspective; changing mindsets, learning from other people, engaging in support and services available and not forget about how important mental health is.
    Spinal cord injury isn’t just doom and gloom, it’s about living your best life and focussing on what brings you joy.

    Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
    SCIA Peer and Family Support Team - https://scia.org.au/peer-support/
    NeuroMoves exercise service - https://scia.org.au/neuromoves-exercise/
    Wheelchair Rugby - Disability Sports Australia - https://www.sports.org.au/wcrugby
    Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT - https://www.wsnsw.org.au/home/

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance from Michelle Kearney and Nathan Mikhael. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore.

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for-purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services visit scia.org.au.

    We want to hear from you! This podcast is as much yours as it is ours and we want to make sure you are informed, educated and empowered. Visit our forum and let us know what you want to hear!
     

    Episode One: Got Pride! Identity, discrimination and overcoming barriers for queer people with disability

    Episode One: Got Pride! Identity, discrimination and overcoming barriers for queer people with disability

    What are some of the challenges that people with disability within the queer community face when finding supports?

    Join host Susan Wood, SCIA Peer and Family Support Coordinator Jess Pellow, SCIA Policy and Advocacy Team Leader Michael Magro and ACON Community Health Promotion Officer, LGBTQ+ People With Disability Project Charbel Zada to talk about the QueerAbility NDIS Toolkit, dating and relationships, representation and what can we do as a society to better understand the issues and take action.

    Information about what we have discussed in this episode:
    ACON QueerAbility NDIS Toolkit - https://www.acon.org.au/who-we-are-here-for/people-with-disability/

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced, and edited by Susan Wood with assistance from Michelle Kearney and Nathan Mikhael. Logo art by Cobie Ann Moore.

    Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is a for purpose organisation that supports people with a spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. For more information about our supports and services visit scia.org.au.

    We want to hear from you! This podcast is as much yours as it is ours and we want to make sure you are informed, educated and empowered. Visit our forum and let us know what you want to hear!

    Have The Nerve - Trailer

    Have The Nerve - Trailer

    Get ready for Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s brand new podcast Have the Nerve!  
    We will cover topics important to people living with spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions - including sexuality, advocacy, over 65s, NDIS and more!  
    We aim to inform, educate and empower people with disability, their families, carers, friends as well as people who work in the disability sector. 
    We will be releasing episodes from March 4, so hit that follow button wherever you’re listening. 

    Head to https://scia.org.au/ to learn more about us!

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

JessPellow ,

Insightful

Well placed in time for Mardi Gras in Aus right now and the first episode was so insightful! Well done SCIA! X

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