Limbs 4 Life
Limbs 4 Life is the vision of Melissa Noonan and Jacinta Dyson who recognised that amputees needed an organisation that provided up-to-date information and formalised peer support.
Since incorporating in 2004, Limbs 4 Life has proven to be an important and in-demand organisation with links to amputee support organisations internationally and in other parts of Australia. The value of their work has been recognised by a range of philanthropic and corporate supporters and was acknowledged by the Federal Government in 2009 when Limbs 4 Life was honoured with the National Disability Award for Social Inclusion.
To provide information and support to amputees and their families while promoting an inclusive community.
Limbs 4 Life provides information to their members and stakeholders via a number of different formats.
Their publications are distributed nationally to prosthetic facilities, hospitals, community groups and amputees. The organisation ensures that their website is regularly updated with content to support the needs of their community. The recently developed 'Connect' handbook and 'Amputees in Motion' education and awareness project provides insight into living with, adapting to and managing limb loss to bring about systemic change.
The early intervention Peer Support Program certifies people living with limb loss to assist those on their journey to recovery in the initial stages of limb amputation or prior to surgery.
The AMP-Link forum provides a virtual form of peer support for those living in rural and regional communities and bridges the gap for those unable to access direct one-on-one peer to peer support
Limbs 4 Life promotes community inclusion and positive mental health via social events and activity programs which are structured to assist people living with limb loss to regain their independence and build confidence in a safe and comfortable environment.
To ensure that no amputee goes through the process of limbs loss alone and has access to an organisation that can facilitate their needs.See more