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Support Groups

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

An online forum to improve knowledge and understanding about chronic pain across Australia. Promotes better understanding amongst health professionals and works towards supported self-management of pain.

Coeliac Western Australia is a not-for-profit organisation providing education, services, support and advocacy for people with Coeliac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis and those medically requiring a gluten free diet.

The service aims to assist people who are blind or vision impaired to maintain and increase their wellness, confidence and connection.

Support Group for carers of family members and friends of people with the lived experience of mental illness. Aims to build the capacity of carers in rural WA and support carers through their collective wisdom. Provides information, self-advocacy training, education, advocacy and a network for carers during hard times

Works to minimise the impact of diabetes by providing advice, advocacy, clinical services, group meetings, and a range of products and services which make living with diabetes easier.

Supports older members of the community who identify as being of diverse sexuality and/or gender. Provides domestic assistance, respite care and social support including counselling, information and advocacy.

Provides safe accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. Referrals for financial assistance, medical issues, legal matters and transport to safe accommodation.

Tailored to the needs of individuals. Provides support for people with disabilities and ageing; long and short term health Issues. For individuals and families.

Provides mutual support and self-help by supplying the community with peer-led group-based services, which consist of individuals with common experiences and interests. Provides assistance, either in person or over the telephone, on a one-to-one basis. Supplies the opportunity for individuals to build and sustain personal wellbeing. With personal wellbeing comes optimism for the future and a sense of empowerment, building, sustaining or reconnecting common relationships within families and friends, to extend existing networks and encourage communities to accept the people for who they are.

Recovery-focused education and support for families & friends of individuals who experience mental distress and drug and alcohol use, some of whom may have experience with the criminal justice system.

Support Groups for children and young people aged 5-15 who have experienced or seen abuse in their families or in their relationships. Groups run for 6-8 weeks and provide a safe space that allows children to explore their experiences with others. Aims to improve resilience, encourage social interaction and to strengthen relationships with caring adults, other children and their wider community.

Offers support and companionship for people living with mental illness; and access to as many resources and services as possible to help improve and maintain a good quality of life.

The Fibromyalgia Support Network facilitates support networks for people with Fibromyalgia and their family and friends, provides information and education about Fibromyalgia, and works to increase awareness of Fibromyalgia. We run monthly educational meetings, host social coffee meets from Geraldton down to Esperance, host Facebook groups, and produce newsletters. You can join the Network and find more information about Fibromyalgia and the Network on our website.

Genetic Alliance Australia is a tax-deductible registered charity formed in 1988 to provide peer support and information for individuals and families affected by rare diseases, 80% of which are genetic in origin. Genetic Alliance Australia (GA-AU) is a peak umbrella group for rare genetic conditions/diseases, so rare they do not have their own support group. GA-AU will endeavour to facilitate contact with another family/individual affected by the same, or similar condition, and/or provide information about an overseas support group. Genetic Alliance also deals with enquiries and facilitates ongoing support for individuals, families, health professionals and other interested groups. GA-AU’s Filling the Void Project supports people living in isolation who are caring for someone with a genetic condition.