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, 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 who are invited to meetings to discuss topical and relevant subjects. These may include dietitians, physiotherapists, NDIS Local Area Coordinators, My Aged Care specialists, prosthetists 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 who from your local area. 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 may 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 unique.
Your nearest Queensland Amputee Support Group contact details are below. If you have any queries please call us on 07 3290 4293.
|Bundaberg||Paul Gaudron||0428 115 021|
|Brisbane Southside||Lynda Foulis||07 3290 4293|
|Brisbane Northside||Jason Elliott||0402 630 252|
|Brisbane Northside||Paul Harris||0472 598 999|
|Cairns||Bernie Wolland||07 4098 5607|
|Cairns||Michael Yates||07 4045 0560|
|Gold Coast||Tracey Prosser||07 5563 8470|
|Gympie||Anne Barron||07 5481 1361|
|Hervey Bay||Paul Gaudron||0428 115 021|
|Mackay||Marcia Anderson||07 4942 2334|
|Sunshine Coast||Debbie Murr||0416 042 735|
|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.