Provides support to young carers of people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Group meets on the Second Friday of each month from 10am-12noon in the Rear Training Room at 9 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park (Alzhiemer’s Australia WA Shenton Park Office)
AAWA provides Carer Support Groups and Carer Support and Information Programs for carers who are caring for a loved one living with dementia in the community (not in residential care). There are various locations in metropolitan and regional areas, please call for more information.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week telephone or email contact for newly diagnoses families and friends. Brochures, information and support for anyone needing assistance with Cystinosis. This includes doctors who wish to know more information (in Australia and New Zealand).
APMA provides advice, assistance and advocacy as the voice of Australians living with chronic pain. We work with governments, health clinicians, researchers and the community generally to deliver evidence-based pain-management services and ameliorate the person and economic impact for people living with severe pain.
For young people to engage successfully with their community they need opportunities to build self-esteem, social skills, independence and confidence.
Using a strength-based approach, we facilitate social groups for kids and young adults on the spectrum who are aged between 10 to 30 years of age. In our social groups, our members connect and build friendships whilst engaging in activities that interest them. They also learn new life-skills such as computer coding, public speaking, art and film-making.
We’re also here for you and your family. Autism West is a place for you to develop your own support network and connect with other families. You can take advantage of our information resources and education opportunities, including our annual Autism West Symposium. And our advisory services will help you work out where to go and who to turn to for the support you or your child needs.
Our partnership with Curtin and Deakin Universities has resulted in a ground-breaking new autism therapy app called TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You), a groundbreaking early intervention app designed to teach parents how to easily embed autism therapy into their daily routine. The play based activities are aimed at 2-4 year old children with autism.
An Aboriginal and TSI Support Group for parents and children with Austism and other disabilities. Aims to support and inform about services, educate, and advocate. The group runs monthly meetings, school holiday programs, cultural activities and cultural camps that run twice a year.
Support Group for family and community members who have been impacted by suicide, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol issues. The aim of the organisation is to break the cycle of abuse and self-harm by helping their members live with purpose and reach their potential.
Breast Cancer Care WA offers a range of support groups for women living with breast cancer. They are a safe environment to share in confidential conversations with other women navigating their way through breast cancer. All groups meet monthly and are facilitated in the community by a counsellor.
Early Breast Cancer Groups
Suited to women recently diagnosed with a new or recurrence of early breast cancer and currently undergoing or recently completed treatment.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Groups
Suited to women living with metastatic breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Survivor Groups
Suited to women diagnosed with an Early Breast Cancer who have completed treatment and looking at ways to support their health and wellbeing
Partners of Women with Breast Cancer Support Group
Partner’s of women who are living with breast cancer meet quarterly
To register your interest or learn more about one of our support groups please contact Breast Cancer Care WA on (08) 9324 3703.
For partners of women who are going through breast cancer treatment. Meets on the last Tuesday of the month in February, May, August and November
Breast Cancer Care WA groups are a safe environment to share in confidential conversations. All groups are facilitated in the community by a counsellor.
Centrecare is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to strengthen people and communities through the provision of professional social services, inspired by compassion and recognition for human dignity.
Provides family support services throughout metropolitan Perth. Includes children’s services; family support programs and employment services. The Children’s Contact Service provides a safe and supportive environment for children to move between their separated parents and establish and maintain a relationship with the parent they do not live with and other family members. Offers a service for all metropolitan Perth. The Children’s Contact Service has it’s centre based in Cannington.
FAMILY MATTERS: A group where you can get support from other families and a Cyrenian House counsellor about alcohol & other drug use in your family. The group offers an opportunity to: Talk about what is going on for you; get some information on drugs and their effects; learn new coping skills and communication strategies; and help others in a similar situation by listening to their stories and sharing what you have learnt along the way. Mondays 7pm to 8:30pm.
PEER SUPPORT RECOVERY GROUP: A group for Cyrenian House consumers who wish to maintain abstinence from alcohol and other drug use with an engaged and pro-active approach to their recovery. It is a peer-led open support and discussion group, offering support through the challenges and gains of recovery by people who have their owe lived experience of alcohol and other drug use recovery. Provides community based after-care support following residential or non-residential treatment. Social connectivity will be supported by occasional social outings. Self referral or referral by a Cyrenian House worker. Mondays 10am to 11:30am.
Closed Facebook Support Group for adults living with type 1 diabetes.
The Play and Learn group is designed to welcome all carers and their children to attend. The group has no age limitations for children attending and has members with autism and learning difficulties that are home schooled. This is designed to build access and inclusion to all as well as building acceptance and empathy within the children. The parents/carers can access support from each other and from centre staff as well as information on other relevant services.
The Grief Recovery Method is an action plan. It is a series of small steps that when taken, in order, by the griever it leads to the completion of all the unresolved business linked to the loss. There are a number of ways in which you can learn the GRM for yourself or you can learn how to teach it to others by becoming a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. We provide weekly educational groups throughout the community and have Certified Grief Recovery Specialists on staff to help when a loss occurs. Please be mindful that ‘loss’ includes all tangible and intangible (moving, finance, trust, faith) losses and is not only focused on death of a person or animal.
HelpingMinds offers free and confidential support to the family and friends of people living with mental health challenges, across Western Australia. Previously known as ARAFMI, we have been around for more than forty years.
When someone close to you changes because of mental ill-health you may feel a mix of emotions, including anger, loss and sadness. This can be a difficult and isolating experience. It’s normal to have questions around how you can best support the person you care for. We are here to help.
HelpingMinds offers the following services:
- Assistance and support through the NDIS
- Counselling and support groups for family and friends of people living with mental illness
- Phone counselling for people in regional and remote WA on 1800 811 747
- Early intervention programs for children and young people (City of Swan, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Broome)
- Mental health programs for schools and the community
- In-school counselling for students aged 8-17
- Helping family and friends to understand their rights and have their voice heard
A Support Group for male and female carers from CaLD communities who care for a family member or a significant other with mental health problems. Focuses on the emotional, social, cultural, religious and linguistic needs of the carer. Includes group programs, personal counselling, information sessions and training.