The Amputees and Families Support Group Qld Inc. (AFSGQ) is a Queensland network of amputees and their families, providing peer support and advice throughout the transition from pre-amputation to amputee.
The AFSGQ is a network of amputees, their families and carers with first hand experience off the effects of amputation; wanting to support and encourage other amputees from pre-amputation through to rehabilitation and beyond.The group was started in 1984 by a dedicated band of amputees who felt alone and isolated when they first lost their limb(s), trying to accept and integrate the changes in their personal, professional and recreational lives.
How we can help:
AFSGQ Members care and understand that you’re about to go through changes in your life – which at times may appear difficult and overwhelming.
AFSGQ provides a range of services and activities for individuals, families and the wider amputee community.
A Peer Support worker is someone that has had a similar experience to you; they are available to provide information and emotional support as your journey to recovering stability and independence begins.
Peer Support workers participate in ongoing training and evaluation to ensure you receive the most professional and up to date assistance available through the AFSGQ programs.
Medical Aids and Equipment
AFSGQ has a limited amount of equipment available for loan by members leaving hospital and returning home. The equipment is free to loan by eligible members who are waiting on the delivery of their own equipment from MASS (Medical Aid Subsidy Scheme).
The purpose of counselling is to assist individuals and their families in identifying dilemmas within their lives and explore ways to resolve the issues that are of concern.
Confidential counselling services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis, promoting your privacy, dignity, self-esteem and independence.
Throughout the year, AFSGQ members and their families are invited to events which are specifically arranged for you to meet other amputees, families and carers. The events provide a chance to network, share ideas, start new friendships and rekindle old ones.
See our Facebook Event page for a list of upcoming activities.
Local Support Groups
AFSGQ service the whole of Queensland, with representatives in:
Contact AFSGQ Head Office to find out who you can speak to in your region.