Recovering from your injury

Your health service provider will generally be able to direct you to the appropriate support group, depending on the type of injury you have.

Additionally, there is a range of general and dedicated support groups and resources that could also help with your recovery.

healthdirect

healthdirect is a federal government-funded organisation providing extensive health information and advice, including guidance specifically related to:

healthdirect also provides a service finder, which lists rehabilitation services and allied health professionals

State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)

SIRA oversees compulsory third party (CTP) and workers compensation insurance in NSW. They publish an Injured at work guide to help you better understand: 

  • what to do if you have a workplace injury 
  • the insurance claims process
  • what to expect during recovery
  • advice on returning to work

Brain injury trauma

The physical impacts of a brain injury can be visible, but possible impairment to your thinking, emotions and behaviour can be harder to diagnose and treat. 

To help, there is a range of organisations supporting people affected by brain injury with:

  • assessment programs
  • recovery plans
  • rehabilitation and therapy services
  • community support groups.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services is a not for profit specialist helping individuals with ABI live a more independent life.

Synapse helps brain injury patients identify and access the most suitable systems of care and support.

Brain Injury Australia is a nationwide referral program improving the social and economic wellbeing of people living with a brain injury.

Spinal cord injury (SCI)

There is a range of specific organisations helping people with a spinal cord injury lead productive, independent lives through rehabilitation and assistive devices.

With the help of community forums and peer support programs, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia aims to help patients:

  • overcome barriers
  • achieve goals
  • live an independent life

The State Spinal Cord Injury Service works to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for people with spinal cord injuries in NSW.