Support groups

Capital Health Network - Next Step

Service Name 
Capital Health Network - Next Step

Capital Health Network (CHN), through the ACT PHN Program, operate a stepped-care approach to mental health services to the ACT while working in partnership with the mental health services sector.

Their service include:

  • Stepped care – Next Step
  • Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Suicide prevention
  • Child and youth specific services
  • Services for people with severe and complex needs
  • Services for underserviced groups
  • Psychosocial supports

Please visit the website for more information and contact information for each service.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
StressManagement
Stress Management
StressManagement

This is a free service

S.H.O.U.T. (Self-Help Organisations United Together)

Service Name 
S.H.O.U.T. (Self-Help Organisations United Together)

S.H.O.U.T. (Self-Help Organisations United Together) provides a first point of contact for people looking for self-help/support groups for a disability or health condition. They offer resources, information and referral centre for both self-help organisations and the public.

Please visit the website or contact S.H.O.U.T. on (02) 6290 1984 and admin [at] shout.org.au for more information.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
SocialInclusion

Please contact service to enquire

Location

SHOUT Inc. Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, Collett PLACE, PEARCE 2607
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Palliative Care ACT

Service Name 
Palliative Care ACT

Palliative Care ACT offers a range of services in and around ACT, including in hospitals, residential care facilities or in the homes or preferred environments of individuals.

Their services include:

  • A life story program
  • A bereavement program
  • A directory of all palliative care service in ACT
  • Education about palliative care for professional and community members

Please visit the website or contact Palliative Care ACT on (02) 6255 5771 and office [at] pallcareact.org.au for more information. 

SocialInclusion
Social Support
Generic

This is a free service

Location

5 Flemington ROAD, LYNEHAM 2602
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Service Name 
Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA) offer a suite of services and support to help minimise the impact of living with multiple sclerosis, while the search for a cure continues. This includes support in referral advice and information, everyday tips and tricks, education, emotional support, wellbeing support, symptom management, opportunities to connect with others, employment support, living arrangement support, individual assessment and NDIS and My Aged Care support.

Please visit the website or contact MSA on 1800 042 138 and msconnect [at] ms.org.au for more information.

HealthEducation
Health Education
Generic
Chronic Illness
Generic

This is a free service

Location

Gloria McKerrow House, 117 Denison STREET, DEAKIN 2600
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Dementia Australia - Carer Support Groups

Service Name 
Dementia Australia - Carer Support Groups

Dementia Australia operate support groups for those caring for a family member or friend with dementia. The groups provide support to members and allow them to cope by sharing their feelings and experiences, offering family carers a break and a chance to get out of the house, helping others through the sharing of ideas and information and giving family carers an opportunity to talk through problems they are facing or choices they have to make.

Dementia Australia currently offer the following carer support groups in the ACT:

  • Calvary Retirement Community, Bruce (monthly)
  • Hellenic Club in Phillip (twice monthly)
  • Younger Onset Dementia at the Hellenic Club in Phillip (monthly)
  • Dementia Australia in Kaleen (monthly)
  • Kangara Waters in Belconnen (monthly)

Please visit the website or contact Dementia Australia on 1800 100 500 and act.admin [at] dementia.org.au for more information.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
Generic
Chronic Illness
SocialInclusion

This is a free service

Location

Calvary Haydon Retirement Community, 2 Jaeger CIRCUIT, BRUCE 2617 / Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda STREET, PHILLIP 2606 / Dementia Australia Kaleen, 159 Maribrynong AVENUE, KALEEN 2617 / Kangara Waters, 2 Joy Cummings PLACE, BELCONNEN 2617
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Heart Support Australia - Heathy Heart Program

Service Name 
Heart Support Australia - Heathy Heart Program

Heart Support Australia run a Healthy Heart Program which provides peer support to members, community and individuals who have experienced a cardiac event. The eight-week program gives people support, information and encouragement in the lifestyle changes required to achieve an improved health outcome.

Please visit the website or contact Heart Support Australia on (02) 6253 0097 and nationalfacilitator [at] heartnet.org.au for more information.

HealthEducation
Health Education
Heart
Cardiovascular
Heart

Fees may apply, please contact service for more information

Location

Level 3, 50 Launceston STREET, PHILLIP 2606
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Stroke Foundation - Onward Stroke Club (ACT)

Service Name 
Stroke Foundation - Onward Stroke Club (ACT)

The Stroke Foundation operate the Onward Stroke Club (ACT), a weekly support group for stroke survivors and their families.

Please visit the website or contact the Onward Stroke Club (ACT) on 0417 061 984 for more information.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
SocialInclusion

Please contact service to enquire

Location

Yarralumla Uniting Church Hall, Denman STREET, YARRALUMLA 2600
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Huntington's NSW ACT - Support group

Service Name 
Huntington's NSW ACT - Support group

Huntington's NSW ACT run a bi-monthly community support group lunch for people with or at risk of Huntington's disease and their families.

Please visit the website or contact Huntington's NSW ACT on (02) 9874 9777 and info [at] huntingtonsnsw.com.au for more information.

Generic
Chronic Illness
SocialInclusion
Social Support
SocialInclusion

A small fee may apply, please contact service for more information

Location

Ainslie Football and Social Club, 52 Wakefield AVENUE, AINSLIE 2602
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Crohn's and Colitis Australia - Support group

Service Name 
Crohn's and Colitis Australia - Support group

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia (CCA) run a facilitated support group where individuals impacted by inflammatory bowel disease, including family members, can express themselves openly and receive support and understanding from others with similar experiences.

Please visit the website or contact CCA on 1800 138 029 and support [at] crohnsandcolitis.com.au for more information.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
Generic
Chronic Illness
SocialInclusion

Fees apply, please contact service for more information

Location

Canberra Technology Park, Block A, 49 Phillip AVENUE, WATSON 2602
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

Parkinson's ACT - Support groups

Service Name 
Parkinson's ACT - Support groups

Parkinson’s ACT (PACT) run regular support groups for both members and carers to exchange ideas and experiences. These include:

  • General support group meetings
  • Young Onset Group
  • Women with Parkinson’s
  • Carers Coffee
  • Men Who Care

Please visit the website or contact CCA on (02) 6290 1984 and actparkinsons [at] gmail.com for more information.

SocialInclusion
Social Support
Generic
Chronic Illness
SocialInclusion

Fees apply, please contact service for more information

Location

SHOUT Building, Pearce Community Centre, Collet PLACE, PEARCE 2607
Canberra , ACT
Australia
Australian Capital Territory AU

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