It is every parent’s worst nightmare for their child to suffer a serious injury, or worse, to lose their previously healthy child to injury.
Many Australian families are faced with this situation every year. On average, around 150 Australian children die and over 60,000 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 After Injury Support 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 Victoria’s After Injury Support was proudly established by funding received
from The Ian Potter Foundation.
We welcome any feedback about how we could improve this portal – please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions.