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Spinal Cord Injury Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit elearning Course

The NSW ACI State Spinal Cord Injury Service Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit elearning course has been established to assist health professionals gain knowledge, confidence and understanding psychosocial issues experienced by people who sustain a spinal cord injury.

The course is for health professional graduates, students and support staff working with people who have sustained a spinal cord injury or similar condition.

Emotional wellbeing toolkit elearning

The course consists of four modules. It is recommended that all participants start complete the modules in order, however they do not need to be completed in one session.

  • Module 1 – Overview of Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit, spinal cord injury model of adjustment, grief and loss
  • Module 2 – Common psychological presentation (mood, pain, psychosis and substance use)
  • Module 3 – Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury post-traumatic amnesia, sexuality, and ageing.
  • Module 4 – Distress and trauma, trauma-informed care, working alongside people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other cultural and linguistically different backgrounds, and compassionate and self-care.

Register on the ACI Moodle site to do the course

This course helps you to implement the Emotional wellbeing toolkit

SSCIS psychosocial strategy

This education resource has been established as a component of the SSCIS psychosocial strategy.

Other resources developed through the strategy

Supplementary app for mobile devices

The Spinal Cord Injury Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit has a purpose built app for phone/tablet use, to assist clinicians with just in time evidence based support to help manage the emotional challenges associated with spinal cord injury.

iPad or iPhone

  1. Launch the “Safari” app. This does not work from the “Chrome” app.
  2. Visit
  3. Tap the icon at the bottom of the screen featuring a box with an arrow pointing up, along the bottom of the Safari window to open a menu.
  4. Tap Add to Home Screen. The Add to Home dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.
  5. Enter the name for the shortcut using the on-screen keyboard and tap “Add.” Safari will close automatically and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPhone/iPad’s screen.


  1. Launch “Chrome” app.
  2. Visit
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to homescreen.
  4. Enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.