Support Groups

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.

BundabergPaul Gaudron 0428 115 021
Brisbane SouthsideLynda Foulis07 3290 4293
Brisbane NorthsideJason Elliott0402 630 252
Brisbane NorthsidePaul Harris0472 598 999
CairnsBernie Wolland07 4098 5607
CairnsMichael Yates07 4045 0560
Gold CoastTracey Prosser07 5563 8470
GympieAnne Barron07 5481 1361
Hervey BayPaul Gaudron0428 115 021
MackayMarcia Anderson07 4942 2334
Sunshine CoastDebbie Murr0416 042 735
ToowoombaAnnie Cathcart0401 556 215
Youth GroupJosh Jones0499 773 788

Please note that Support Groups are run by volunteers who will return your calls as soon as possible.