Living with amputation or caring for someone with amputation can be challenging, but you don’t have to feel alone and isolated. The Amputees & Families Support Group Qld Inc operates support groups throughout Queensland. We have affiliated groups in Toowoomba as well as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
What is a Support Group?
A support group is an informal gathering of people who share similar experiences, situations or problems. The Amputees & Families Support Group Qld Inc support groups offer members a chance to meet and talk with others while offering each other emotional and practical support. Besides helping you realise you are not alone, a support group gives you a chance to share your feelings and hear the experiences of others. Meetings are informal, friendly and new members are always welcome.
Support groups are ideal for people living with amputation or a limb difference, their carers, friends and family members. Support groups encourage the growth of knowledge and can help you in dealing with changes to your lifestyle and offer you the chance to make new friends who understand what you are going through.
Support Group meetings typically involve
Group discussions and sharing experiences, information, practical tips and advice on living with an amputation or a limb difference.
Guest speakers are invited to meetings to discuss topical and relevant subjects. Speakers may include dietitians, physiotherapists, NDIS specialists, My Aged Care specialists and prosthetists. Guest speakers help to ensure there is a range of support and information resources available for use by members.
The Amputees & Families Support Group Qld Inc support groups use a self help model and are not therapy groups. Our support groups are coordinated by volunteers from your local areas. Support groups appeal to a range of people for a variety of reasons. Some members like to be very active and involved in the planning of meetings and activities, other members prefer to simply enjoy the company. Support groups vary in their dynamics, from the number of members, to the age and interests of the individuals. When you join a Support Group meeting, you will meet people who have had different experiences to yours. Don’t be afraid. No two people are ever the same and it’s important to remember that everyone’s journey is uniquely individual.
Your nearest Queensland Amputee Support Group contact details are below
If you have any queries please call us on 07 3290 4293
|Beaudesert||Norm Urquhart||0456 995 358|
|Bundaberg||Paul Gaudron||0428 115 021|
|Brisbane Southside||Lynda Foulis||07 3290 4293|
|Cairns||Bernie Wolland||07 4098 5607|
|Cairns||Michael Yates||07 4045 0560|
|Gold Coast||Tracey Prosser||0422 432 644|
|Gympie||Anne Barron||07 5481 1361|
|Hervey Bay||Paul Gaudron||0428 115 021|
|Mackay||Marcia Anderson||07 4942 2334|
|Sunshine Coast||Peter Williams||0421 443 813|
|Toowoomba||Annie Cathcart||0401 556 215|
|Youth Group||Josh Jones||0499 773 788|
Please note that Support Groups are run by volunteers who will return your calls as soon as possible.