Cardiff University is looking at the experience of post traumatic growth following a spinal cord injury. Post traumatic growth refers to positive life changes that can happen as a result of the struggle with challenging life circumstances or trauma. Some people living with a spinal cord injury describe positive life changes (such as new appreciation for life and strengthened bonds with friends and family) as a result of adapting to their injury.

We are interested in understanding how post traumatic growth occurs and what role important relationships might play in the experience of post traumatic growth 

We are looking for people who are willing to talk about how support and relationships have enabled and/or limited their growth following spinal cord injury 

The study would involve taking part in a video interview and completing some brief questionnaires. Ethical safeguards are in place to protect your identity, privacy and data. Should you agree to take part you will have the opportunity to win a 50 voucher in a prize draw.


The aim is that the research findings will help inform services for people living with a spinal cord injury.

What next?
We would really like to hear from you if you are interested in the project and might consider taking part.

For more information about taking part please email [email protected]

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