There are not many things in this world more terrifying than your child experiencing a serious injury…. It is every parent’s worst nightmare.
Many Australian families are faced with this situation every year. On average, 250 Australian children die and a further 58,000 are admitted to hospital every year due to an unintentional injury.
Serious injuries can be a traumatic experience not only for the child involved, but also for their parents, siblings, relatives (uncles, aunts, grandparents etc.), family friends or a general member of the public who is there when the injury occurs.
The physical and emotional hardships of experiencing a child injury should not be underestimated. During this time a range of support and assistance may be required.
Kidsafe Victoria’s Post Injury Support Portal is designed to provide you with information, advice and links to services that may be useful during this difficult time, including support services (e.g. counselling services and support groups), online support groups and blogs, resources, first aid information and personal stories/experiences.
To access this information please click on the links in the menu to the left hand side.
Please note: This site is not intended to replace medical advice, but provide links to information, advice and support services. If you or someone you know is experiencing an emotional crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hour support).
Kidsafe Victorias Post Injury Support Portal is proudly supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.
The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the Arts, environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a healthy, vibrant and fair community for the benefit of all Australians.