The following is a list of all "Lung Health Support Groups that are affiliated with the Lung Foundation Australia. These groups are in various areas both metro and country and are patient run and supported by the Institute for Respiratory Health WA and the Lung Foundation Australia & PHNA (PAH/PH). The individual groups can directly supply you with information about your specific lung disease, the group gatherings provide much needed fellowship & support for the patients & carers/family and often include guest speakers, social outings, education sessions and their own newsletters or magazines. You can also contact the Lung Foundation Australia to become a member and subscribe to their magazine and check out their website and their online store for free educational patient resources on living with lung diseases & more at www.lungfoundation.com.au
Lung Health Support Groups WA - Perth Metro & Country Areas - 2017
These groups are all part of the Lung Leaders Network for WA
Pulmonary Hypertension Network Australia - Community Support Group WA
Offering support, information, resources, referral & fellowship for patients with pulmonary hypertension and their carers & families. Meets bi-monthly on a Tuesday at the Wyllie Arthritis Centre - 17 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park from 11.00 - 2.00. Contact PHNA Melissa Dumitru for more information on meeting dates & events. Meeting dates are listed HERE. Subscribe to the mailing list to receive quarterly magazine "PHan Mail". E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute Respiratory Health - Community Support Group LIFE - Lung Information & Friendship for Everyone
Established 1992, meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 12.00 noon, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands. Community arm of the Institute for Respiratory Health. Contact Coordinator Jenni Ibrahim at E email@example.com T 9382 4678 W http://tinyurl.com/LIFE-at-IRH and on Facebook. Subscribe to their quarterly magazine "Breath of Life".
(Not currently meeting). Contact Roberta Murray T 9279 4779 M 0410 155 717 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Easy Breathers Support Group
Meets 2nd Monday each month at 11.00am at Heathridge Leisure Centre. Contact John M: 0412 017 789 or by Email: john.neale43gmail.com
Rockingham Respiratory Support Group
The Rockingham Respiratory Group meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 9.30am at the Life Link Building, 4 Civic Blvd, Rockingham 6168. Contact Jan T: 9528 2965 or Email: email@example.com
Meets on the last Monday of the month at 10.00am in Northam. Contact Colin Easther on M: 0468 452 962 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - PO Box 962 Northam WA 6401
Offers support, information and fellowship to people with lung disease, their carers and supporters. Helps those with lung disease live an active and healthy life. Support meetings and guest speakers. Meets 2nd Monday of the month at 12.00 noon, Bentley Hospital. T: 9359 2025 Email: email@example.com or Anne T: 9451 4676 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Impaired Lungs Support (SWILS)
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.00am at the Bunbury Library. Contact Janelle & Barry on their Email: email@example.com or Mobile: 0429 631 559
Yarraly Midwest Group
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm at the Community Health Room, Geraldton Regional Hospital. Contact Michelle
T 0432 580 613 E firstname.lastname@example.org FB facebook.com/yarraly.
Australian Online Groups
Pulmonary Hypertension - PHriends Australia Facebook Support Group
Contact Stella Bell for membership to this closed group for patients with Pulmonary Hypertension. Offering a welcoming and friendly environment for pulmonary hypertension patients, family and carers living within Australia. Join in on their many conversations or start one up of your own. Check out the informative medical information on their page too.
Support Services for Support Groups
Peak Body for Support Groups in WA
Peak Body for Support Groups in WA
Who We Are and How Can We Help You?
Since 1983, we have provided practical assistance to both new and established groups to support their effective management and role in the community. Connect Groups aims to help people help each other by providing Self Help and Support Groups with:
Links to community networks and information
Assistance with group development and management
Support with community resources and services
Individual and group skills training
(See Grants Options Available under Support Tab)
Connect Groups promotes the philosophy and practice of peer support throughout Western Australia. Fostering empowerment among Self Help and Support Groups allows people dealing with stressful life problems and situations to share their experiences and to offer emotional and practical support to one another.
Browse through their interesting website for more services. Check out their training and events calendar, subscribe to their online newsletter and check out their Facebook page too. www.connectgroups.org.au
Based in the Australian Capital Territory - SHOUT
ABOUT SHOUT - SHOUT can provide members with a range of services and facilities to maintain self help groups in the ACT region. Our office provides a single phone and correspondence contact point for people wanting to contact member self help groups. If you are interested in joining SHOUT’s network, please contact our office. Details are listed on our contact page.
SHOUT works with its members and the community;
NETWORK SHOUT provides its members the opportunity to be represented in a united network. SHOUT Inc can assist groups in promoting their cause, through our pamphlet display, website and promotional activities.
SHOUT receives extensive information from community and government organizations, which is available to members through our network. MEMBERS A list of SHOUT’s full members can be found on the SHOUT Members page.
SERVICES provided by SHOUT to our member organisations include:
Offers a range of facilities for the use of our member organizations, these include:
Based in Victoria Collective of Self Help Groups
COSHG Aims - We work towards:
1. To work to develop the Self Help movement.
2. To promote individuals’ rights, including:
3.1. To provide opportunities to develop and share skills, both analytical and practical, financial, political
3.2. To produce and share information
3.3. To link individuals and groups with the appropriate groups and organisations to meet their needs
3.4. To support the development of collective action between Self Help Groups and other individuals and organisations committed to Self Help issues.
4. To be a resource and backup for Self Help Groups:
4.1. To provide a base from which Self Help Groups can hold discussions, make claims and negotiate terms with governments and other institutions whose policies affect the lives of their members;
4.2. To support and encourage new and emerging groups as they form, and assist them to meet their evolving needs
4.3. To work towards the survival of Self Help Groups by ensuring their knowledge about and access to both funding sources and practical resources.