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Support groups are a fantastic way of getting to know local people with the same diagnosis. It is also a great opportunity for family and carers to gain more knowledge or speak to other carers in similar situations.

Support groups offer information on local events and often have guest speakers to present on specific topics. At Wide Bay Rehab we have presented to a number of local support groups on how Physiotherapy can help people with neurological conditions and disabilities. We have also provided free resources on exercise recommendations for specific conditions.

Below is a list of support groups in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. If you know of any other groups please reach out to us and we are happy to add their information. 

  • The STEPS Skills Program is open to all adults aged 18-65 years who have experienced an adult-onset Acquired Brain Injury and their family members.  This free 6-week structured group program provides an excellent opportunity for people to connect with others in their local community and develop strategies and skills to better manage with changes that have occurred in their life after brain injury.

          The two parts of the program are:

  1. STEPS Skills Program – a 6 week group program, 2 hours each week to explore self-management skills following brain injury.  Some benefits may include being able to connect with others in a similar situation to yourself in your local area and strengthen skills in managing common difficulties after a brain injury or stroke.
  2. Ongoing Network groups – there are approximately 25 network groups across the state that provide an opportunity for members to meet usually once a month in a local community setting to catch up and socialise.  When and where the group meets is determined by members with assistance from the Network Group leader.

 For more information contact Suzanne.Wright@health.qld.gov.au

  • Parkinson’s groups

Bundaberg

The group meets at 10am on 3rd Monday of the month at Good Shepherd Anglican Church hall, 201 George Street, Bundaberg West.

Best contact is megan.amies@gmail.com

Hervey Bay

The Hervey Bay Support Group of Parkinson’s QLD Inc. will provide you with information about Parkinson’s Disease, support, and valuable friendships.The Support Group runs from January to November. Occasional speakers of interest will be invited to address the group.

They hold monthly coffee mornings at Hervey Bay RSL, (“Poppies” upstairs on “The Deck”). Simply come along, order and pay for your coffee, desired morning tea and join us for some social interaction. Taking place at 10am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

  • Arthritis group Bundaberg

The group meets the last Saturday of each month from 9.30am-11.30am at 139 Barolin St. Morning tea is provided. 

Best contact is Gaye Nicolson gazee@bigpond.com 

  • Multiple Sclerosis groups

Bundaberg

Daphne and Ross Cooper

0413 193 632

daphcoop@hotmail.com 

Hervey Bay

Beverley and Geoffrey Cornwell

0404 096 519

bev_cornwell11@outlook.com

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