back on track
about the program
icare Back on track is a program designed to help seriously injured people deal with the challenges of their injuries and assist them with overcoming obstacles in a positive and supportive environment.
The program has a number of activities including:
- regional group mentoring
- webinars and workshops
- online 'how-to' videos
- 1-1 mentoring with Paralympians
- invitations to a range of accessible special events such as VIVID, New Years Eve, regional and rural events
- opportunities to connect with partners and friends of icare
paralympic athlete mentors
Profile: Grant Mizens
Grant won gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, won silver at Athens 2004 and London 2012 with the Australian men’s national wheelchair basketball team. Adding to those accolades, he was also on the team that won both the 2013 and 2014 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships.
“I look back and remember those that helped me most through these hard times and now I’m grateful for the opportunity to be able to do the same for these young kids,” Grant said.
Paralympic athletes Brett Stibners, Nick Taylor and Cameron Carr are also part of the icare Back on Track program.
icare vs the paralympians
in the media
world first program launched in sydney
The launch comes in a Paralympic year with Paralympians donating time out of their busy schedules to provide their expert guidance and assistance for those that need it most.
sarah stewart interview on 2gb
“Sarah Stewart, Australian Paralympian, speaks with Chris at 2GB about her injury, her success at the Paralympic games and the launch of the icare Back on Track program.
channel 7 news
Channel 7 reports on icare launching the icare Back on Track program in partnership with the Australian Paralympic Committee – a world-first mentoring program which pairs Paralympic athletes with injured young people to help them in their recovery journey.