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Lungnet

QLD, Australia

The LungNet is a network of affiliated Patient Support Groups Australia wide. The services provided by the LungNet to patient support groups and their members include: helping people find a suitable patient support group through toll free telephone assistance and referrals, assisting new groups to form where needed by providing guidance and set-up financial assistance, a national clearing-house for producing and distributing patient education information, a national LungNet newsletter informing patient support group members of national issues and the activities of groups in other states, a communications link between patient support groups, a point of contact for group members with other groups when they travel and require "away from home" support, national initiatives from time to time for member enjoyment and participation, and a medium for patient support groups to participate in the promotion of lung health at a national level.

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Mobile service providing support to rural families with dependent children

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Network meetings held weekly - provides support, education, self help, information on mens issues, counselling and training Part of the Men and Relationships project includes - anger group (young men), fathers group, fathering after separation.

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Al Anon and Al Ateen provide support to families who have experienced the effects of alcoholism. Group meetings are held twice a week - Mon 10 am at the Lutheran Church Hall cnr Albion and Albert Sts and Thurs 7.30 pm at the Old Parish Building Acacia Ave. Meetings are helpful to share experiences and support others in similar situations.

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Information on Polio, what to expect, talk to people who have had Polio, explain what can happen to body as result of the disease. Support groups are local and regional groups offering support and shared experiences in dealing with issues of the late effects of polio. They are also involved in advocacy in providing information on the late effects of polio to relevant groups (e.g. medical practitioners, health care professionals, Queensland Health and Government). These groups are convened by members of the Association who are experiencing the late effects of polio

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Trained breast feeding counsellors. Informal discussion group/mornings 3 times a month at South Twba Baptist Church - please ring contact phone number first. Volunteers available 24 hrs/7 days per week. As counsellors are volunteers it would be appreciated if contacted in day or early evening.

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Assistance in rehabilitation of persons who have undergone colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy surgery. Also supply and distribute appliances and pharmaceuticals.

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Referrals from optometrists/opthamologists for clinic. Provides support for people who are blind or have a vision impairment. Meetings held 1st Fri of the Month 10 am - 12 noon at Dr Price Rooms - Little St. Low Vision Clinic 2nd Wed of month. Workshops on Vision Loss, demonstration of Aids

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Meetings 2nd Tuesday of the month

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Library - books videos magazines/2nd mthly magazine $9 per year (as at June 2004). Correspondence courses available. Nearly new sales twice yrly - parent related products

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Provides information, advocacy and support to amputees and their families through hospital and home visitation, social outings and regular meetings.

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Acoustic Neuroma is a Brain Tumour which is on the hearing nerve. Bi-monthly meetings on last Saturday which may include lunch depending on the time of the meeting.

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Arthritis Qld - Toowoomba

QLD, Australia

Provides support and information for people with arthritis through a self help group. Note that the self help group is run as a 6 week course. Check with provider for details.

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Enquiries concerning pharmaceutical products.

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Overeaters Anonymous

QLD, Australia

Varying times. A self help group whose purpose it to stop eating compulsively. Initial contact made through main phone number, additional numbers listed on answering machines.

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Services Qld. Contact website for newsletter and further information. People with PWS have multiple disabilities during their life. Many of these are thought to be due partly to a hypothalamic dysfunction involving the growth hormone and sex hormone systems, which in turn affect growth, body composition, bone mineral density, hypotonia, sleep, hunger, emotional and sexual development, all of which are affected by PWS. This services offers emotional & practical support for people with PWS and their faimilies and carers.

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AA is an independent self help organisation for alcohol dependent people. 24 hour telephone service operates to offer support and to advise venues and times of weekly meetings.

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Gold Coast Grief Recovery Program. Program for those who have lost a loved one. Comprises of eight two hour sessions. Group meets regularly and provides emotional, social and practical support for group members.

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The Stroke Group of Darling Downs provides support and rehabilitation of persons who have had a stroke or similar neurological disorder. Occupational therapy, Speech Pathology Contact Nancy Hardwick for meeting times.

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SBH Queensland (Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus) provides for people with Spina Bifida or Hydrocephalus, their families and carers by providing information, increasing awareness, facilitating networks, providing counselling, support services, referrals, advice. Individual Responce Service (adults in crises), courses on independent living Education and Therapy Service available to support deucation and development of children - childrenare identified by funding body.

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QPP is a peer and community-based health promotion, peer support and advocacy organisation which is committed to actively promoting self-determination and empowerment for all people living with HIV (PLHIV) throughout Queensland

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Centre offers a support line which provides information, resources, support and referrals to women fifteen and over who are recent or past survivors of rape and incest. The telephone support line operates between 9am-1pm Mon-Fri If no answer call Sexual Assault Service on 1800 010 120. The service offers a safe and confidential service at all times. Self referral.

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Illicit drug and methadone program. Medical treatment offered for addiction. Detoxification offered as outpatient Mon - Fri 8 am - 4.30 pm. Needle program through Kobi House - see seperate entry.

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Provides assistance and support to individuals, family and friends of the visually impaired in the Warwick area. Part of the Indigenous Health Unit.

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QPP State Resource Centre provides peer support, advice and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Al Anon and Al Ateen

QLD, Australia

Self Help Group which holds meetings. Aims to assist families of alcoholics. An anonymous fellowship of relatives, friends of alcoholics and problem drinkers. Aim to learn new skills of living by a change in attitude. Alateen is a similar service for children of alcoholics. 24hr volunteer service if required. Office phone will go through to voicemail. It is always manned after hours. Need to ring to find time and address of meeting first. Meetings held day, night, weekend at various locations.

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Al Anon and Al Ateen

QLD, Australia

This service provides support to families who have experienced the effects of alcoholism or drugs. There are group meetings held every day of the week in various locations around Queensland.

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The Children and Young People's Bereavement Centre provides counselling, grief and loss groups, school support and community education for young people 5-18 years who are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. No fee.

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Provides support for people with heart related problems and their carers. Also supports people before and after surgery. Meets last Mon of the month.

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Services include Women's Group for disabilities in Ipswich and Womens groups in Lowood/ Fassifern/ Laidley / Toogoolawah / Rosewood for women 14yrs and over. Social work, counselling, library services. Acute sexual assault service (24hr service available for men & women for up to 5 days after the assault). Support/ therapy/ information on self esteem and assertiveness, depression and anger management

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Provides support for people with drinking problems

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Offer Relationship Counselling, Pre - marriage & Relationship Education, Family Mediation, Professional Training with aftercare resource centre and family support workers. Telephone counselling for Rural and Remote areas - those also affected by the drought, fishery & sugarcane,Outreach services available in Atherton, Port Douglas and Innisfail. Childrens Contact Service operates on weekends only. Mens - 'Go Foward for Men', ( Alternatives for Aggression)

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Maxima Rehab

QLD, Australia

Allied Health Care including Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Psychology. Rehabilitation and education programs. Pilates and Osteopath. New Choices program for Diabetics.

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A fellowship of men and women who help each other solve their common problem of alcoholism. Also provides literature and information in the Townsville area. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, political party, organisation or institution. Services to groups and outside organisations. Contact the AA office for meeting times. Two meetings per day

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Provides three services -OT help and Support (respite, counselling, etc). -Provides funding for Improvement of Quality of Life (cash grants for items/materials, etc) call for details. -Also provides eduactional resources and workshops.

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Gamblers Anonymous

QLD, Australia

Self help support group for people addicted to gambling.

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Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Would you like to meet other women for support and friendship? Contact Megan for information.

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. 12 step program. Please phone for meeting days and times. Information on classification of alcoholism. Ran by volunteers.

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Community Visitor Program

QLD, Australia

Safeguarding the rights and interests of people with an impaired capacity, including a mental illness or psychiatric disability; an intellectual disability; aquired brain injury or Dementia who live at inpatient mental health facilities or places where a person with an intellectual impairment is supported by a paid service provider. Visits occur on a regular basis, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly, where the visitor will help consumers to resolve complaints by providing them with information about their rights, deal with concerns about abuse and make referrals to other agencies where appropriate. clients have the right to speak to a Community visitor in private.

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Tableland Women's Centre

QLD, Australia

Run by women for women. Offer information, and confidential support. Deals with accommodation, legal & domestic violence issues. Offer outreach services in Tableland region.

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Support Group for breast cancer Survivors. People with other cancers and Carers welcome. Meetings 1st Tuesday every month except December and January. Redcliffe at Sails Restaurant on Suttons Beach Redcliffe 10am - 12 noon and Caboolture Community Health Centre McKean St Caboolture 6pm - 8pm. Also offer many other support group activities such as Aqua Exercise group, Coffe morning, informal lunches.

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