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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. Join host Susan Wood as she has 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. Join host Susan Wood as she has open and honest discussions about life with physical and neurological disabilities.

    Episode 16: The Psychology of Grief, Pain and Complex Trauma

    Episode 16: The Psychology of Grief, Pain and Complex Trauma

    Listeners are advised that the following podcast does discuss situations around grief and trauma that can be triggering to people.

    On this episode I talk about the complexities of grief and trauma with clinical psychologist, Skye Dong.

    Skye helped develop SCIA’s Engage Program as part of our broader Resilience Programs. We're going to talk about the different ways people manifest pain and trauma, and why the way we deal with trauma and pain in terms of disability is a lot more than the disability itself.

    Information about what we've discussed in the episode:

    Skye Dong, Clinical Psychologist: http://www.skyedong.com/

    Australian Clinical Psychology Association: https://acpa.org.au/find-a-clinical-psychologist/

    Blue Knot Foundation: https://blueknot.org.au/

    Mental Health Treatment plan (Australia only): https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-treatment-plan

    SCIA Resilience Programs - Engage: https://scia.org.au/engage/
      
    SCIA Peer and Family Support Team: https://scia.org.au/peer-support-team/

    Trauma and Recovery - Judith Herman: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/542700.Trauma_and_Recovery

    Paul Gilbert, Evolutionary Psychologist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gilbert_(psychologist)

    Dr Dan Siegel, UCLA Clinical Professor of Psychiatry: https://drdansiegel.com/

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by Cobie Ann Moore and Effie Manetakis. 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 our Resource Hub at https://bit.ly/ResourceHubSCIA.

    We want to hear from you!

    Whether you're a person with a disability, or an able-bodied ally, fill in our very quick survey and tell us what you thought about this episode!

    • 33 min
    Episode 15: Employment, Disability and Changing a Culture of Discrimination

    Episode 15: Employment, Disability and Changing a Culture of Discrimination

    Finding work and having a disability is hard.

    No like, it's really hard.

    In this episode, Susan talks to Phat Ngo, Employment Service Manager for SCIA's EmployAbility Service and Dominika Jachym, EmployAbility's Employment Coach about the obvious misconceptions of disability and employment, how that feeds into the hesitation a lot of employers have when hiring someone with a disability, how employers can better themselves to be a more inclusive workplace, help people with disabilities climb the career ladder and how COVID has forced people to start looking at what employment means in a different light.

    Information about what we've discussed in the episode:

    EmployAbility: https://employability.org.au/

    Disability Gateway: https://www.disabilitygateway.gov.au/

    Job Access - Driving Disability Employment: https://www.jobaccess.gov.au/home

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by Cobie Ann Moore and Michelle Kearney. 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 our Resource Hub at https://bit.ly/ResourceHubSCIA.

    We want to hear from you!

    Whether you're a person with a disability, or an able-bodied ally, fill in our very quick survey and tell us what you thought about this episode!

    • 31 min
    Episode 14: Why is standing so important for people who can’t move their legs?

    Episode 14: Why is standing so important for people who can’t move their legs?

    Maybe some of you may not have thought this was possible. Maybe some of you didn't know that this could and should be something to consider.

    We're not talking about miraculously standing up and walking around, Physiotherapist Colbey Van Leeuwen and Exercise Physiologist Alicia Payne talk about the importance of standing in therapy, particularly for people who have had traumatic spinal cord injuries, the technology and what the research says.

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by Colbey Van Leeuwen, 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 our Resource Hub at https://bit.ly/ResourceHubSCIA.

    Information about what we've discussed in the episode (There are a LOT of citations. Strap yourselves in):

    NeuroMoves Exercise Service: https://scia.org.au/neuromoves-exercise/

    We want to hear from you!

    Whether you're a person with a disability, or an able-bodied ally, fill in our very quick survey and tell us what you thought about this episode!

    Kwok, S., Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Bowden, J.L., Coggrave, M. & Tussler, D. 2015. Does regular standing improve bowel function in people with spinal cord injury? A randomised crossover trial. Spinal Cord, 53(1), 36-41. 
    Walter, J., Sola, P.,
    Sacks, J., Lucero, Y., Langbein, E. & Weaver, F. 1999. Indications for a
    home standing program for individuals with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord
    Med, 22(3), 152-158.       

    Goemare, S. &
    Laere, M.Van. 1994. Bone mineral status in paraplegic patients who do or do not
    perform standing. Osteoporosis Int., 4, 138-143. 
        
    Alekna, V.,
    Tamulaitiene, M., Sinevicius, T. & Juocevicius, A. 2008. Effect of
    weight-bearing activities on bone mineral density in spinal cord injured
    patients during the period of the first two years. Spinal Cord., 46(11), 727-732. 
          
    Bohannon, R. 1993.
    Tilt table standing for reducing spasticity after spinal cord injury. Arch Phys
    Med Rehabil, 74, 1121-1122. 
    Shields, R.K. &
    Dudley-Javoroski, S. 2005. Monitoring standing wheelchair use after spinal cord
    injury: a case report. Disabil Rehabil, 27(3), 142-146. 
    Pollock, A., Gray, C.,
    Culham, E., Durward, B.R. and Langhorne, P., 2012. Interventions for improving
    sit-to-stand ability following stroke. status and date: Edited (no change to
    conclusions), published in, (9). 
    Veerbeek, J.M., van
    Wegen, E., van Peppen, R., van der Wees, P.J., Hendriks, E., Rietberg, M. and
    Kwakkel, G., 2014. What is the evidence for physical therapy poststroke? A
    systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 9(2), p.e87987. 
    Stanton, R., Ada, L.,
    Dean, C.M. and Preston, E., 2011. Biofeedback improves activities of the lower
    limb after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of physiotherapy, 57(3),
    pp.145-155 
    Singer, B., Dunne, J.,
    Singer, K., Jegasothy, G. & Allison, G. 2004. Non-surgical management of
    ankle contracture following acquired brain injury. Disabil Rehabil, 26(6),
    335-345. 
    Richardson, D. 1991.
    The use of the tilt-table to effect passive tendo-achilles stretch in a patient
    with head injury. Physiother Theory Pract, 7, 45-50. 
    Nelson, D. &
    Sch

    • 25 min
    Episode 13: Sexual Rights, Sex Work and Disability with Rachel Wotton

    Episode 13: Sexual Rights, Sex Work and Disability with Rachel Wotton

    That irresistible urge, the attraction, the anticipation and excitement for the slightest touch. Rachel calls it skin hunger.

    Rachel Wotton is a Sex Worker living in Inner Sydney, Churchill Fellow and PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. Her PhD is about exploring the experiences of people with disabilities accessing sex workers in Australia.

    Susan and Rachel talk about the misconceptions of two marginalised communities, the legacy of her 2011 documentary Scarlet Road, how her work has helped many people with disabilities to find independence and confidence and how she helped get sex work on the NDIS.

    We want to make a follow up episode with Rachel with questions by you!
    Ask anything here: https://bit.ly/HaveTheNerveRachelWotton. You will remain anonymous.

    Information about what we've discussed in the episode:

    Rachel Wotton: https://www.rachelwotton.com/

    Participate in her survey and read more about Rachel's research: http://www.pasa-research.com.au/

    Scarlet Road documentary: https://www.scarletroad.com.au/about/

    Winston Churchill Trust Fellow, 2016: https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/rachel-wotton-nsw-2016/

    Touching Base: https://www.touchingbase.org/

    NDIS funds used to pay for sex workers, court rules (Guardian article, 2020): https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/12/ndis-funds-pay-sex-workers-court-rules

    NDIS and Sex Work (Touching Base): https://www.touchingbase.org/ndis-and-sex-work/

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by 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 our Resource Hub at https://bit.ly/ResourceHubSCIA.

    We want to hear from you!

    Whether you're a person with a disability, or an able-bodied ally, fill in our very quick survey and tell us what you thought about this episode!

    • 57 min
    Episode 12: So, How Disabled Do You Need To Be For The NDIS?

    Episode 12: So, How Disabled Do You Need To Be For The NDIS?

    Eligibility within the NDIS is a little bit of grey area.

    Although under the NDIS Act 2013 there are no specific diagnosis or disabilities listed, actually accessing the NDIS can be fraught with problems.

    For the first full episode of Have the Nerve in 2022, Susan talks to SCIA's Senior Support Coordinator Louise Hilton and SCIA's Policy and Advocacy Officer Megan Bingham about about how the selective process of funding has larger systemic consequences and where a gap in disability education has left people behind.

    Information about what we have discussed in this episode:

    The NDIS Act: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/governance/legislation

    National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 - Federal Register of Legislation: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2013A00020

    Access to the NDIS - The Disability Requirements: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/operational-guidelines/access-ndis-operational-guideline/access-ndis-disability-requirements

    SCIA NDIS Support Coordination and Plan Management (Australia wide): https://scia.org.au/ndis/

    SCIA Individual, Family and Systemic Advocacy (New South Wales only): https://scia.org.au/advocacy-policy/

    Credits
    This episode has been written, produced and edited by Susan Wood with assistance by 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!

    Whether you're a person with a disability, or an able-bodied ally, fill in our very quick survey and tell us what you thought about this episode!

    • 39 min
    Have The Nerve is back for Season Two!

    Have The Nerve is back for Season Two!

    Have the Nerve: A Podcast about Disability is back for 2022!

    Join Susan Wood and she delves further into the great realm of disability.

    Subscribe to us, give us a five star rating on your streaming platform and don't forget to tell everyone you know to listen!

    Funded by Australian Government Department of Social Services. For more information visit https://www.dss.gov.au/. 

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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic podcast and interesting topics!

I think this is Susans first solo hosted podcast and she settles into an engaging interview and discussion style very quickly mixed in with people having a good yarn.

This is one of my favourite podcast styles so I love this.

The topics are interesting and presented in a open, safe atmosphere that are very binge worthy!

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Topical and current info on spinal cord injury and disability

Great podcasts covering all of the important areas related to SCI and disability

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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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