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Support and Networking Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Support and Networking – Brisbane

  • Al-Anon Family Groups (Alateen)  – Helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of someone close.
  • Alternatives to Violence Project AVPQ is a growing community of people who support those actively seeking nonviolent solutions to conflict. Members share experiences, skills, information and their time. It is a multicultural, independent, non-profit association of trained volunteers, offering experiential workshops that help people to change their lives.
  • Alzheimers Association of Queensland – (AAQ) is Queensland’s leading not-for-profit community organization whose primary aim is to help maintain the quality of life of people diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Amyloidosis Support Groups - US-based. The site publicises all Australian Support meetings. Face to face support groups, resources, phone and guidance. They also have an email support group.
  • Ardoch Youth Foundation – Supporting primary school communities through activities designed to improve learning and welfare outcomes for children and their families.
  • Artrageous Community Arts Centre: A creative outlet for Sandgate and surrounding suburbs. Programs include Articipate (for Special Needs) Drawing and Painting Classes. Artrageous is a non-Government funded, not-for-profit organisation run solely by volunteers.
  • Arthritis Queensland
  • Asperger Services Australia – Asperger’s Syndrome Support Network (Qld) Inc. Provides free information and referrals for families and people with Asperger’s Syndrome. Maintains a large resource library for financial members. Organises seminars, workshops and conferences, and support groups for parents and adults. Also has a computer club.
  • Aspergers: Adults with Aspergers website by Brisbane author, Garry Burge, to raising awareness of the Autism Spectrum into the community
  • The Association for Childhood Language and Related Disorders
  • Bravehearts Inc – Aims to forge a movement in how pedophilia is dealt with in the criminal justice sector.
  • Brisbane Actionweb for Refugee Collaboration – (BARC) seeks to network the diverse range of refugee support groups in SE QLD. They list social and fundraising events, meetings and information to help people get involved in the sector.
  • Brisbane Depression and Bipolar Social Support Group – A support group that meets weekly to help one another and form friendships.
  • Brisbane Multiple Birth Westside goal is to continue to improve the support, assistance, information and resources available to expectant parents and families of multiples from Red Hill to Forest Lake.
  • Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre – Runs groups for women survivors of sexual violence (either as children or adults).
  • Cancer Carers Support – Grief Support, Public Speaking Service, Inspirational Books and Poetry, Pain Management Advice and Asbestos Disease Information and Support.
  • Camp Autism – Organise camps for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in order to build support networks between families.
  • CareForce Recovery Ministries
  • Childbirth Education Association Brisbane
  • Children by Choice
  • Community Supporting Police was formed in Brisbane in 1991 immediately following the release of the Fitzgerald Inquiry Report. Concerns were raised at a public forum about the lack of support for police and their families and as a result a public meeting was held and Community Supporting Police Inc. was formed.
  • Council on the Ageing Qld Inc & Seniors Interest Branch.
  • Community Breastfeeding Support – A community owned support program focused on providing breastfeeding peer support to new mothers.
  • Community Workforce Solutions – Conversation Cafe each Tuesday for people wanting to practice English. Long-term unemployed people, new migrants and refugees in the Bayside area welcome.
  • Dads in Distress – A dedicated support group of men whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation. Click on Meetings for details on the Noosa branch.
  • depressioNet – An online service for information, help and support for people living with depression and their friends and family. They need volunteers to help us help others.
  • The Eating Disorders Resource Group
  • Emotions Anonymous – International organisation with a 12-step program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, that aims to help people with emotional difficulties.
  • The Fragile X Association of Australia – Information and telephone support groups as well as state-based volunteer support groups for parents.
  • UnitingCare Community is one of the state’s largest community service providers, offering Lifeline services, child and family care, counselling, disability support and social inclusion programs throughout Queensland.
  • Life Stream Foundation – Provides sport and recreation opportunities to people with an intellectual disability. The programs focus on friendships and social skills as well as participation for all.
  • Logan Women’s Health and Wellbeing Centre Inc – Logan Women’s Health and Wellbeing Centre aims to provide services for women based on the principles of social justice. The organisation believes in the right of women to make informed choices, to actively participate in their own health care and to be treated with dignity in an environment that provides for privacy, safety, consent and confidentiality.
  • Mens Health & Wellbeing Association Qld Inc – (MHWAQ) is a Non Profit / Non Government Organisation dedicated to creating, promoting, supporting and endorsing a diverse range of events, services, research and activities for the health and wellbeing of men and boys.
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland – Formerly the Schizophrenia Fellowship.
  • Men’s Information and Counselling Southside  – Counselling service for men. It provides a range of counselling including anger management for individuals and groups.
  • Multicap – supporting people with multiple disabilities, and challenging and complex behaviours, their families and carers in Queensland.
  • National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Queensland Inc.
  • Ovarian Cancer Support Group Brisbane – Part of Ovarian Cancer Australia. The group meet once a month. Women who have other gynecological cancers are welcome to attend, as well as family and friends. See Support Groups QLD.
  • Overeaters Anonymous (OA) - “Do you eat when you are not hungry? Is your food intake and/or weight affecting the way you live your life? Give yourself a chance to recover.
  • Parent to Parent Association Queensland – A network of parents who have a son or daughter with a disability.
  • Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
  • Queensland AIDS Council
  • Queensland Amputee Golf Association Inc (QAGA) – A registered association and charity promoting and providing golf as a viable form of rehabilitation and recreation to amputees in Queensland.
  • Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children
  • The Queensland Association for Mental Health
  • Reflux Infants Support Association Inc (RISA Inc) – RISA Inc is a non-profit community support group which aims to encourage and give confidence and moral support to families of infants with problems associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux.
  • Relationships Australia – An organisation that offers resources to couples, individuals and families to help enhance and support relationships.
  • Royal Australian Regiment – Queensland Division
  • SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support) Qld provide parents with support and advice following the death of a baby through stillbirth, Neonatal death, including miscarriage support
  • SIDS and Kids SIDS and Kids Queensland has broadened its service provision to support people who have been affected by the death of a child from any cause – not just Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  This support incorporates perinatal deaths (including still birth and neonatal deaths), drowning, car accidents, sudden onset illnesses and any other cause of death. The organisation’s name was changed from SIDS Queensland to SIDS and Kids Queensland to reflect these broader services.
  • SOS Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association Inc. SOSBSA is a non-profit and charitable self help association formed by and for people bereaved by suicide, and offers: Friendship and support, Bereavement and support groups, Grief and loss helpline, Awareness and education, Promotes prevention and Crisis intervention helpline.
  • SPACE – A community centre and service hub for, but not limited to, members of the disabled community and their families.
  • Spiral – Supporting People in Respite and Lifestyles
  • Stafford Cancer Support Group “A place to be listened to, A place to hear information, A placed to be loved”  Meets on the first Friday of each month.
  • Sunnybank Salvation Army
  • Switch – A support group for people with lung disease.
  • United Synergies – A not-for-profit company supporting young people, families and communities.
  • Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia — Brisbane North Sub-branch
  • Wesley Mission Brisbane – An outreach of the Albert Street Uniting Church, is one of Brisbane’s longest-established welfare ministries. It provides care and comfort and support to thousands of men, women and children through a network of Aged Care facilities and community services throughout the greater Brisbane region.
  • White Wreath Association Inc – Created to bring attention to the increasing number of people who suicide in Australia every year.
  • Young Widows and Widowers Support Group of Brisbane – Non-denominational self-help group open to those who have been widowed. The Group believes that sharing in a caring environment by people with similar life experience helps ease the pain of grief. The group is open to anyone who is widowed and wishes to become a member however as a guideline ‘young’ usually means under 55 years of age at the time widowhood commenced.


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