Emotional impact of SCI

The time after your family member has sustained a spinal cord injury can be very difficult and tiring, both mentally and physically.
  • It is important to remember to keep some time for yourself, this could be just ten minutes watching a TV programme or reading a book but it helps to take your mind off things.
  • It’s also important to accept help if it is offered. This could simply be a neighbour offering to post a letter or a family member offering to visit with your relative while you have some time to yourself.

“As soon as I found out that he was alive, nothing else mattered”.

Recognising and managing your feelings
It is perfectly normal to react in a variety of ways, at difficult times.

Remember: The Clinical Psychology Team at the NSIC has a Family Counselling service – click this link for further information – and do contact them if you would like help or advice.