Support Groups

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of support groups and organisations that might be able to help you on your journey.

55 Central provides a broad suite of client centred supports to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. This includes following:
CRISIS ACCOMMODATION FACILITY
Funded by the Department of Child Protection and Family Support the service provides 24 single bedroom accommodation supports and is operated by a dedicated staff team 24 hours per day, each day of the week. Service delivery is based on a case management model, whereby a case manager is assigned to work with each client. In collaboration with each client an individualised care plan is devised. The care plan sets out a number of goals and objectives; and route map towards achieving these. These are reviewed at regular intervals to track progress over time.
THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
Funded by the Mental Health Commission, the Community Support Program provides a comprehensive range of integrated support services to male and female adults, who have a diagnosed mental illness.
One full-time dedicated client Case Manager operates the service. In addition there is 24 hour emergency crisis telephone line cover provided to clients, through 55 Central duty cover staff. The service has capacity to support up to 20 clients of differing complexity annually. The level and duration of support provided varies according to the unique and individual needs of each client.
CROSSROADS
Funded through the Drug and Alcohol Office, the Crossroads Project comprises a partnership between 55 Central, Saint Patrick’s Community Services and Curtin University. The project provides a unique and innovative response towards tackling alcohol and drug related harm and antisocial behaviour, its dual aims are:
To reduce alcohol and drug related harm, and improve the health and social wellbeing of clients who come into contact with the service.
Reduce disruptive behaviours created by problematic drug and alcohol use by working with communities who are affected. The service provides a team of three dedicated Assertive Outreach workers who operate in street drinking geographical hotspots: Fremantle CBD, Perth CBD, and the Maylands commercial area.

To support people with disability and their families through a range of services, supports and community awareness maintaining a specialty in cerebral palsy. To be the leading provider of quality services to people with disability in Western Australia.

Activ was established in 1951 when a group of families came together because they believed their children living with intellectual disability deserved better. This fundamental belief in people is what still drives us today.

We focus on enabling and supporting people living with intellectual disability in their transition towards independence. We believe independence is the freedom to make choices about your own life, and take responsibility for those decisions.

Believing in you means supporting you to do what you love and live life to the fullest – whatever those goals look like for you.

Activate Mental Health is a dynamic meetup group with the vision of “Coming together through social activity” for those who identify with a lived experience of mental health issues. The group is run by enthusiastic event organisers and promotes its activities through the social networking site Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/activatemh). Activities include things such as walks, ten pin bowling, 8 ball pool, photography and more. The group is welcoming to people of all backgrounds and ages.
This central group operates in the local government areas of: Cambridge, Vincent, Belmont, Nedlands, Subiaco, Perth, South Perth, Victoria Park, Cottesloe, Claremont, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park, East Fremantle, Melville, Canning, Gosnells, Kalamunda Cockburn & Armadale

A FREE weight loss program for those with a BMI over 30. Program includes group exercise classes run by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and appointments with an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Clients can self-refer or be referred by their GP or Practice Nurse.

Provides systemic and individual advocacy to support the rights of older people and people with disabilities. Advocates empower clients with information and provide options so they can make decisions based on well informed choices.

Albany Gay and Lesbian…and everyone in between” (AGAL) is a local group offering peer networking and support for people in Albany who identify as LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, genderqueer, questioning, same sex attracted), their families and friends, young and old, locals and visitors. We aim to provide a voice for LGBTIQ+ people in the Great Southern and foster local support, acceptance and celebration of minority sexualities and gender identities in our community. AGAL is the only acknowledged local service, support or network for LGBTIQ people.

A self-help support group for people in the Albany region who have (or about to have) a stoma following surgery on the digestive or urinary systems. Provision of information, fellowship and specialist stoma nursing care as requested.

A fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Provides group meetings, 24hour telephone support, online forums and meetings, and counselling.

Alinea (formerly Spine & Limb Foundation) is a NDIS provider that operates a wide range of services, from Residential Aged Care, Supported Employment, Recreation Services, Home Care Services, Independent Community Living Support, Occupational Therapy and Peer Support.
Peer support is provided for people who have undergone amputations and people who have experienced limb loss.
The AMPS & Associates program enables networking opportunities with peers and referrals to services within Western Australia and nationwide. Scheduled meetings provide a forum to link external support providers with members, strengthening connections whilst sharing current information.
Individualised one-off visitations can also be arranged upon request from an experienced Peer Supporter. This support is offered prior to an operation, post-discharge, or later on in life when individuals feel they need support from an experienced Peer Supporter who has had a similar experience.
The ChildLimbs program, aims to support families with children who have acquired or were born with limb differences.
The main objectives of this program are to provide a social framework, peer-support and community inclusion to our members and their families. Programme events and activities include the ‘Living Loud day’; an annual event is held at various locations such as the Zoo, AQWA, Kings Park, BOUNCE etc. and includes entertainment and guest speakers.

Allambee Counselling Inc is a specialist therapeutic service that has been providing support for people who have experienced sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence in the Peel region since 1991. Allambee responds to individuals and families who have been affected by sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence and other forms of trauma in a way that is trauma-informed, client directed, strengths based and recovery-oriented.
Allambee also provides specific support for at-risk and disengaged youth through our Street Net Youth Service. Street Net offers information, case management, support, referrals and recreational and diversional activities for high school aged youth in the community who are at-risk.
A key focus of Allambee’s service provision is preventative intervention to promote positive change in community attitudes towards sexual and family violence. Allambee provides a range of community education, awareness raising and training initiatives aimed at reducing future incidence of violence in our community.

Facilitates recovery from extreme trauma including that involving violence. Provides a range of individual and group based support services.

To increase understanding of AS in the community and to provide information to students, carers and allied health professionals about AS.
To support, inform, educate, foster research and advocate for families affected by AS.

A small group setting for those who have been bereaved by suicide between three months and two years. Participants have the opportunity to develop resources to assist with this experience as well as spend time and communicate with others who have also been bereaved through suicide.