Attends to the psychological, social and emotional needs of family carers. Brings together carers with a shared understanding and enables carers to cope with challenges by providing practical and emotional support.
Provides support to those who have experienced pituitary gland conditions, promotes awareness and disseminates information among the medical community, public, pituitary patients and their families.
Parent run group for parents and carers of individuals of the Autism Spectrum.
Provides advocacy and support and referral pathways for physical and mental health, juvenile justice, education, employment, counselling, transport and assistance, listening and yarning.
The group teaches Lip-reading to enable the hearing impaired people to better manage their hearing loss through the combination of their hearing aids and the ability to Lip-read. The combination of both have proved to dramatically improve conversation understanding. In addition we invite qualified people to address members of the Group as well as the interested public to be brought up to date on technological improvements of Hearing and Listening devices at no cost to the public.
Lessons are held every Wednesday morning during the school term. The lessons are in two periods: 9.30 am to 10.30 am Lip-reading, 10.30 to 11.00 am morning tea and 11.00 to 11.30 am introductory Auslan sign language. The lessons are held in a very friendly environment with a lot of fun. At the end of each term we visit a restaurant for morning tea or lunch.
All of the above contributes to rebuilding confidence within our members to be able to converse in crowded situations.
We offer continence assessment and management services for older adults, including those with disability.
In 2019, Bladder and Bowel Health Australia joined Therapy Focus to deliver Continence Advisory Services for older Australians.
Our Bladder and Bowel Health Program focuses on prevention and management of bladder and bowel health issues, with our qualified health professionals providing advice, assessment and continence management strategies.
One in three Australians are affected by bladder and bowel issues, and incontinence is the third highest reason for older Australians leaving their home prematurely to seek residential aged care. However, more than 70% of bladder and bowel issues can be cured or made significantly better by making small changes to your daily routine.
The Body Esteem Program is a service provided by Womens Health and Family Services which offers support for women suffering from eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The program supports and assists women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and to make and sustain positive change through a 20-week recovery focused group based on the self-help model. There are 2 groups; one for women with Anorexia and/or Bulimia Nervosa and one for women with Binge Eating Disorder. Each group meets for 2 and a half hours weekly for the twenty week duration and each participant is required to access individual therapy whilst involved in the groups.
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.
Through direct action and action through its members; seeks to make available to people with developmental disability; the same life opportunities as are available to other Australian citizens.
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.
Providing education and support for people with glaucoma. Anyone with a family member who has glaucoma is also welcome to attend support group meetings. Meetings are central to Perth and are held Quarterly.
The aim of the Haemophilia Foundation of Western Australia Inc. is to work towards a better quality of life for people with a bleeding disorder and to provide support for their families by:
- Providing peer support activities to our community
- Providing information about bleeding disorders to members and the general public
- Advocating and liaising with government agencies and hospitals on behalf of the bleeding disorders community
- Contributing directly to the assistance of members in their education and welfare
- Supporting research and development of new and improved therapies
- Encouraging the public to become blood donors to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Provides support and hope to children and the families of children with congenital and/or acquired heart disorders. Shares information to ensure parents are well informed and supported and better able to cope with the day-to-day management of their child.
Promotes community awareness and responds to the needs of people living with chronic viral hepatitis, predominately Hep C, and to those at risk. Services include a telephone information/support service. Counselling by appointment and support groups also available.
To Provide assistance and information to those affected by Leukodystrophy and to support research into Leukodystrophy.