Support groups

DescriptionA non-profit group available for emotional, physical support, educational (Books, pamphlets, DVD's available). These are updated annually with approval from Cancer Council Victoria, through the co-ordinator of self help groups, Victoria. Guest speakers and outings arranged on a monthly basis.
Main phone5628 7646
Locality (township)Bunyip
Email Bunyip and District Cancer Support
DescriptionProvides information, education and social support through friendships to people with diabetes (type 1 and 2), their families and friends.
Main phone5941 21306
Locality (township)Pakenham
Email Cardinia Diabetes Awareness Group
DescriptionPsychiatric triage (information, assessment and referral)
Main phone1300 369 012
Locality (township)Dandenong
CAT (Crisis assessment and treatment) Team Crisis 's Website
DescriptionExercise leaders are trained by Arthritis Victoria in gentle exercise in warm water for people suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis etc.
Main phone9752 1197
Locality (township)Monbulk
Email Emerald and Monbulk Arthritis Support Group
DescriptionFernlea House provides day respite for carers of people with a life threatening illness. Respite can be provided at Fernlea or in the carers home. Transport provided. Grief/loss counselling.
Main phone59683895
Locality (township)Emerald
Fernlea House's WebsiteEmail Fernlea House
DescriptionA friendly family support group that meet on a regular basis to share support and information. Also run a special needs gym group.
Main phone0400596961
Email Hills Autism  and Special Needs Support Group
DescriptionLupus Support Group for people with lupus & friends and family of people with lupus in Shire of Cardinia and City of Casey
Main phone0402215414
Locality (township)Berwick
Email Lupus Support Group
DescriptionGentle warm water exercises as approved by arthritis foundation of Victoria. 4 fully trained water class leaders and chair exercise leaders
Main phone 5940 0893
Locality (township)Pakenham & District
Email Pakenham Arthritis Self-Help Group
DescriptionSupport Groups offer members a chance to meet and talk with others who share similar experiences, situations and challenges. They are a source of information and support, and are a great way to socialise in a relaxed, welcoming environment. People of all age groups with Parkinson's, their Carers, friends and family are all welcome.
Main phone(03) 9581 8700
Locality (township)Pakenham
Pakenham Parkinsons Support Group's WebsiteEmail Pakenham Parkinsons Support Group
Main phone5942 7554
Email Parkinsons Support Group – Bunyip
DescriptionIf you are aged 16-64 and you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with a mental illness or is living with mental health distress, then an individual support package may be available.
Main phone1300 785 358
Locality (township)Pakenham
Prahran Mission - Uniting Care's WebsiteEmail Prahran Mission - Uniting Care
DescriptionCommunity-based provider of specialist palliative care service to people with a progressive life-threatening illness.
Main phone5991 1300
Locality (township)Cranbourne
Email South East Palliative Care
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