Did you or someone close to you have polio? Years later, the Late Effects of Polio (including Post-Polio Syndrome) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, new or increased muscle weakness, pain, sleep problems and difficulty with breathing or swallowing.

The information sessions will cover:

– Current information about the Late Effects of Polio

– How to get more out of your health professional

– Self-management strategies

– Q&A

– Local connections


Steph Cantrill_170x170Steph Cantrill
Steph has a background in Occupational Therapy and has had many years’ experience working in rehabilitation settings in clinical roles. She completed a Masters of Public Health in 2010 and then spent four years in India, working in a volunteer role with a community development project.

Steph now works as Polio Australia’s Community Engagement Officer, aiming to reach out to polio survivors and their families to facilitate learning and sharing knowledge about the Late Effects of Polio.

Please register below if you would like to attend a session.

Contact Steph on 0466 719 613 or email [email protected] if you would like further information.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Online Information Sessions

We are holding a series of webinars, using the Zoom platform, presented by members of our Clinical Advisory Group. The sessions will have a maximum of 100 live participants, but we will endeavour to record them for later viewing. They will then be added to our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

MONTHLY ZOOM CHATS FOR AUSTRALIA’S
POST-POLIO COMMUNITY

WHEN: The first Monday of each month –
join us for one or all of the sessions

TIME: 11am NSW/VIC/TAS time*

*NOTE – This is 11am AEST or AEDT (depending on the month!)

Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

CARERS: Resources, Services, and Self-care
A representative from Carers Victoria will talk
to us about supports, services and
self-care techniques for carers.

WHEN: Monday, 27th September 2021

TIME: 11:00am AEST time

Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

COMMUNICATING WITH HEALTH SERVICES:
Staying Clear and Strong

Liz Telford will facilitate a discussion about how we stay clear and strong in our communication with healthcare providers. What are the barriers? How do we deal with them? Liz will provide some material, but this community has much collective wisdom – come with your own experiences and ideas, and join the conversation.

WHEN: Wednesday, 13th October 2021

TIME: 10:00am AEST time 11:00am AEDT

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS
THE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER.
Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

ZOOM CATCH-UP: Wear Your Orange!
Very quick catch-up for a photo of us all in orange!

Please note that, by signing up to attend this Zoom event, you are providing consent to the use of your photo from the Zoom screen. If you do not want your image to be used, please contact Steph – or just don’t attend the chat.

WHEN: Monday, 11th October 2021

TIME: 10:00am AEST time 11:00am AEDT

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS
THE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER.
Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

More locations and dates to be announced soon