Living regionally, outside of Greater Melbourne, can affect access to services, and can be socially isolating. We have a vision for connecting and supporting people that live in regional Victoria, and Tasmania.
The Ballarat regional network was launched in early 2015, after surveying people living with SCI in the Grampians region for their interest and preferences, the previous year. The group meets monthly and engages in different activities and events, setting their own agenda and calendar of events as they go along.
Current group members come from Ballarat, Daylesford, Kyneton, Drummond, Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Gordon among others. The group is open and always looking to welcome new members; be they regular or casual drop-ins. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join the group, attend a meeting or find out more.
You can browse the articles below to follow the activities of the group.
Over two consecutive Thursdays in May the Ballarat SCI Regional Network group undertook a sleep workshop held by Professor Andrew Sinclair from the Royal Children’s Hospital. The aim of the workshop was to improve sleep through better and healthier sleep practices.
Hand controlled vehicles, electric standing wheelchairs and wheelchair smart devices are just some of the equipment the group could play with at the March Ballarat SCI Regional Network meeting.
The Ballarat SCI Regional network's February meeting was a fun and interesting day out at Alan and Joy's home in Gordon where the group caught-up with each other and inspected some of Alan and Joy's vehicles.
The first meeting of the New Year for the Ballarat SCI Regional network group was an informative and interesting one; with Simone from Coloplast running a session around continence products for bowel and bladder.
The November Ballarat SCI Regional Network meeting was a social catch-up and de-brief with Dr Andrew Sinclair, who held the Pain Management workshops during the previous months.