Albany Pride 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. Albany Pride is the only acknowledged local service, support or network for LGBTIQ people.
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.
A weekly Support Group for young people aged 12 – 25 in the Blackwood region with a common interest in art theories and practices to come together to practice art with and award-winning artist who is also a trained Mental Health Facilitator. Each week a mental health related topic is discussed and there is an opportunity to share experiences and create art.
A Support Group for young people aged 15 – 25 who are experiencing mental health distress in the Blackwood region. The Group meets twice per week to use the role playing of Dungeons and Dragons to assist those with mental health distress to connect, explore and practice social interactions in a safe and structured environment. Group members are encouraged to access professional therapy services when needed.
On Tuesday afternoons young people aged between 12-14 meet to practice their social interaction and play structured, challenginf games. Facilitator is a mental health worker who supports the young people as required and encourages connection with extra support and profession services if and when required.
Monday evenings are for young people from the age of 15 – 25 to come together to explore issues and concerns they may face in a safe and supportive environment.
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.
Communicare’s Family Support Services helps children, youth, families and individuals within the City of Canning and surrounding areas through individual and small group consultations, workshops and community events.
Young parents (under 25 years) group in Langford
Kalparrin is Western Australia’s oldest and largest not-for-profit organisation, supporting parents raising children with disability, developmental delay, genetic, chronic medical and/or health conditions. Membership is FREE and provides parents with access to a vast array of information, resources, opportunities and events as well as connection to a community of thousands of other parents raising children with additional needs.
Kids Cancer Support Group (KCSG) is a not for profit organisation that is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and enriching the lives of kids diagnosed with cancer and other blood disorders at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Perth, Western Australia. This is all-encompassing support ensuring we include the whole family.
Our Historical Society predominantly provides a community service to locals and visitors. By being able to join our group of volunteers we provide a friendly environment in which to learn about the local history of Margaret River. The group enjoy the companionship of each other and share the common thread of history and the knowledge is then taught to the young, visiting school children on excursions, overseas and local visitors and to the elderly groups throughout the year.
The Natural Learning Centre Margaret River aims to promote a love of the natural environment and support lifelong learning through regular groups, workshops, collaboration with other community organisations and family friendly events.
Provides a safe space service to the LGBTIQ+ youth of the South West.
Outcare’s reintegration services help all Australians to fully engage with society in a positive, contributing manner.
We can assist anyone over 12 years of age and have programs dedicated to meet the needs of indigenous Australians. We offer support to help people regain direction and maintain positive social engagement. We have programs that build capacity for people experiencing barriers to entering the private rental market, and mature aged men and women seeking to re-enter the workforce after a period of unemployment.
We specialise in person centred care for people whose circumstances place them at risk of entry to the criminal justice system, or who are currently serving a sentence. We can provide support in prison, during release and after release to help rebuild positive lives, families and futures.