Support Groups

Support group. Photo by Stark Images.
Regional Advisor Information and Support Meetings are facilitated by MND QLD Staff:

Support Group Calendar 2017

South Brisbane
Location: QLD MND Centre – 5/28 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo 4151
Frequency: First Thursday of the Month
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
RSVP: Brad Miller – brad@mndaq.org.au or 07 3372 9004
 
Ipswich
Location: Ipswich Central Library – Corner East and South Streets, Ipswich 4305
Frequency: Third Thursday of the Month
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
RSVP: Amanda Pavey – info@mndaq.org.au or 07 3372 9004
 
Cairns
Location: Cairns North Community Health (Bayoo Room) – 381 Sheridan Street, Cairns North 4870
Frequency: Every 4th Wednesday
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
RSVP: Anne Kavanagh - 07 4426 4481 or 0400 739 674
 
North Brisbane
Location: Pine Rivers Community Health – 568 Gympie Road, Strathpine 4500
Frequency: Fourth Saturday of every month
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
RSVP: Graeme & Liz Holyer 0458 021 783
 
Gold Coast
Location: Surfers Paradise Golf Club, Fairways Drive, Clear Island Waters 4226
Frequency: Second Saturday, bi-monthly
Time: 1pm to 3pm
RSVP: Dianne Brauer - 0411 742 265 or Lorraine Lovatt - 0408 661 212
 
Townsville
Location: Kirwan Health Campus – 138 Thuringowa Drive, Kirwan 4817
Frequency: Every six weeks – contact Sharon for dates
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
RSVP: Sharon Gray – sharon@mndaq.org.au or 0424 408 657
 
Bundaberg/Childers
Location: Contact Mark for venue
Frequency: Third Tuesday, bi-monthly
Time: 10am to 12pm
RSVP: Mark - mark@mndaq.org.au or  0450 212 010
 
Sunshine Coast
Location: Coolum Civic Centre – 2-4 Park Street, Coolum Beach 4573
Frequency: Second Tuesday of the Month
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
RSVP: John Hart – john@mndaq.org.au


For further information about these meetings please contact MND QLD on (07) 3372 9004 Mon-Fri, 9.00am-4.00pm

Other Social support

In some areas members get together to offer each other social support. As well as sharing their own journeys, social support groups can help to break down the sense of isolation that can be felt by people living with MND and their families. Some also actively raise funds for research or to support the work of MND Queensland.

Please note that these support groups are not facilitated by MND Queensland and are convened by interested members of the local community.

Currently there are social support groups that meet regularly - usually on weekends - in the following areas


Brisbane North & Caboolture: contact Graeme on 07 3888 1783

Brisbane South: contact MND Queensland Office on  07 3372 9004

Cairns: contact Anne Kavanagh on 07 4046 8581

Gold Coast: phone Dianne Brauer on 0408 661 212

Maryborough: contact Evelyn Jacobs on 07 4122 2575

Townsville: contact Robin Ray on 07 4781 4474

Rockhampton : Contact Anne Thompson on 0407 116 367