Supporting Positive Futures
Our mission is to empower people with spinal cord impairments and their whānau to embrace positive futures. We provide support and information services across New Zealand to help people overcome challenges, create strong networks and pursue opportunities, following their spinal impairment.
New to SCI
Helpful information for recently impaired spinal people and their Whānau and families.
I want to help
Learn about volunteer opportunities and ways to contribute
I need information
Visit our Online Store for books and other products. Ask Dr. B for help and advice on a variety of topics, useful resources, the latest research, and how to contact us.
How do I?
Learn to drive, get back to work, get support, travel tips, contact us about those important questions.
Winning at life! Mark's story ...03/09/2021
Mark's accident ended with a "hangman's" break, but he still walked out of hospital. Mark's sharing his story to support our 2021 Annual Appeal. Read Mark's story here ...
Winning at life! Brett's story ...02/09/2021
Brett's mis-timed dive broke his neck, but he walked out of the Spinal Unit. Brett's shared his story in support of our 2021 Annual Appeal. Read his story here ...
Winning at life! Brenda's story ...01/09/2021
Brenda originally shared her story for last year's Annual Appeal, and now she's sharing her update for our 2021 Annual Appeal. It's a continuing journey with SCI - read her story here ...
Winning at life! Sid's story ...31/08/2021
Sid broke his neck on his 21st birthday, but he walked out of the Spinal Unit. Sid's shared his story in support of our 2021 Annual Appeal. Read his story here ...
Winning at life! James' story ...30/08/2021
James felt a pins-and-needles-type tingling one night while on holiday - he ended up in the Burwood Spinal Unit. James has shared his story in support of our 2021 Annual Appeal. Read James' …
Annual Appeal 2021 - Winning at life!29/08/2021
The Trust is known for supporting people in wheelchairs. But we actually support people with Spinal Cord Impairments – whether sustained through injury or illness, whether they spend the res…