Cancer Council Western Australia works to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer, through advocacy, research, education and providing people affected by cancer with support to enhance their quality of life. Cancer Council WA offers support programs and services for people affected by cancer that can be accessed by calling 13 11 20. CCWA facilitated Cancer Support Groups and also external cancer support groups operated by other organisations that come under the CCWA umbrella are all listed on the Cancer Council WA website.
CanTeen is a peer support network for young people living with cancer as a patient; sibling; as someone whose parent or primary caregiver has or has had cancer; or if they are bereaved. The age group is from 12-25 years.
Busselton Linking Together is a peer support group for carers. We offer support in a social format to give carers a well-earned break from their caring role in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Provide support through contact with people with CMT; Distribution of information related to the welfare of people with CMT; Promote the development of facilities and services for people with CMT; Actively support CMT research.
Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is the national peak body which represents children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability. Provides information, referral and systemic advocacy regarding the experiences of children with disability in relation to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Also provides a link between the direct experiences of children and young people with disability and their families to federal government and other key stakeholders.
Disability services, health services, seniors and aged care, youth and family services, grants, community facilities, volunteering and community events.
Desert Blue Connect Incorporated provides holistic services for women and families which include women’s health, family violence response, crisis accommodation for women and children and primary prevention.
Helps members to manage their own Diabetes and any other grievances they have from Diabetes. Encourages a healthy lifestyle and provides information through guest speakers and professionals.
Provides young people and their families’ access to a comprehensive range of free and confidential alcohol and other drug services, including: counselling, group programs, mentoring and outreach, medical assessment and review and alternative therapies. Clinical Psychology; yoga groups; art groups; peer support group (Better days ahead).
We encourage positive relationships and social networking for people in WA living with Endometriosis. We provide a platform for online networking as well as social activities for overall physical and mental well-being. We also strive to raise awareness and aim to build a library of resources for women with ‘endo’ in WA.
Provides support to those who have been diagnosed with Inflammatory Arthritis including Rheumatoid; Ankylosing; Spondylitis; Psoriatic and Seronegative Arthritis.
Two groups meet at various locations in the evening:
North Metro – Ballajura 3rd Wed of the month 7 – 9pm
South Metro – Cockburn 4th Wed of the month 7 – 9pm
Improve information, communication and support services for families with FH in WA and help prevent premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease by raising awareness of the condition.
Raising awareness and supporting those who suffer with or care for someone with Fibromyalgia.
PO Box 8042 WA Warnbro 6172
- Australia-wide Support group for individuals and families affected by Fragile X syndrome and associated conditions including FXTAS and FXPOI
- Free counselling and referral service for people with Fragile X and their families and carers.
- Facebook page and discussion groups.
- Quarterly newsletter.
- Information resources and videos about Fragile X
- Information about health professionals experienced with Fragile X
- Information about assessment clinics.
Phone 1300 394 636 (free call)
Offers a professional, friendly and efficient health service for women of all cultures. Services include free or low cost advice and information, clinical services, library resources, counselling and group meetings.
Engage and involve the community by advocating for the promotion of gynaecological and sexual health.
Bridge the gap between the health professionals and the community;
Empower women to be actively and confidently involved in their gynaecological and sexual healthcare.
Working to reduce the stigma associated with gynaecological health and associated conditions.
GAIN runs a support group for anyone wanting to attend.
Genetic Alliance Australia is a tax-deductible registered charity formed in 1988 to provide peer support and information for individuals and families affected by a 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.
Genetic Alliance Australia has an extensive rare disease database representing 1300 conditions which enables us to put people in contact with others who have the same or similar conditions. We work alongside genetic services, allied health professionals and support organisations.
Genetic Alliance Australia is funded by NSW Health and Family and Community Services. We were successfully accredited in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Disability Services Standards in June 2015.
Goldfields Women’s Health Care Centre (GWHCC) is almost in its thirtieth year of operations in 2017, during which time the organisation has grown and evolved to become an established part of the Goldfields community. The initial vision was to provide health information for women, however three decades on and the plan has long developed to include health clinics, support groups, information seminars, community events and a range of well-being and alternative health services. While the journey has not always been smooth sailing, the resilience and strength of organisation has meant challenges were overcome and the organisation continues to remain successful in delivering health services to women and their families.
Non-clinical men’s group to encourage communication, support and wellbeing to connect with each other to reduce men’s suicide, self-harm and destructive behaviours. This will be a peer networking group for all men who need it.