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- A Gender Agenda
Services include: A Gender Agenda works with the sex and gender diverse community, including transsexuals, transgender people, intersex people, cross-dressers and other gender variant or gender non-conforming people. We provide a range of services including group workshops and peer based support and advocacy. We also provide information, community education and training to individuals, health services, community organisations and employers.
- ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service
Services include: The ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service (AGCSS) is a free, anonymous and confidential service to individuals and their families and friends struggling with gambling issues.
- ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society Inc
Services include: ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society provides support and information for people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS).
- AIDS Action Council of the ACT
Services include: The AIDS Action Council of the ACT provides support services for people living with HIV. Using a service delivery model, we assist individuals develop coping mechanisms to manage HIV infection. This might include counselling, dietitian clinics, advocacy, support groups and referrals. Using community development principles, we work to provide information and prevention messages about HIV to the Canberra community.
- Arthritis ACT
Services include: Arthritis ACT provides exercise & Tai Chi programs, warm water exercise classes (hydrotherapy), support/ interest groups, self-management courses, seminars and workshops on topics that are relevant to the needs of our members. We are dedicated in providing research, health promotion programs and education/training opportunities to assist sufferers or health professionals, and to raise community awareness of the impact of these conditions.
- Arthritis and Osteoporosis ACT
- Australian Red Cross - ACT/SENSW
Services include: The Australian Red Cross has several community services such as Meals on Wheels, TeleCHAT, Telecross, Meditrak, Blood Service, Personal Alarm Service and various other visitor programs that are designed to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Canberra.
- Autism Asperger ACT
Services include: Autism, Asperger information and referral. We offer advice, family support, support groups, case management and community education.
- B Friends Support Group - Narooma
Services include: Support from time of diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
- Belconnen Community Health Centre
Services include: The Belconnen Community Health Centre delivers expanded health services aimed at assisting clients to manage acute and chronic conditions in the community.
- Brain Tumour Support Network ACT - Woden
Services Include: Monthly meeting of patients, carers and family. Call for details or visit web site.
- Brain Tumour Support Network ACT - Pearce
Services include: The Brain Tumour Support Network ACT provides support for people living with brain tumours, and their family and friends. It is a volunteer peer led group.
- Canberra Hospital - Spiritual Support Services
Services include: The provision of multifaith emotional and spiritual support among inpatients, outpatients, family, and staff throughout the Canberra Hospital.
- Carers ACT
Services include: Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail-aged.
- CYCLOPS ACT
Services include: CYCLOPS ACT offers a range of supports to young carers 10-18 caring for a family member affected by disability, mental illness, chronic illness and/or alcohol and/or other drug issues
- Dementia Australia ACT
Formerly Alzheimer's Australia ACT
Dementia Australia ACT provides a range of services to people living with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information, advice, support, counselling, education, and a telephone information line. Our multidisciplinary team supports people to maintain quality of life throughout their journey with dementia.
- Diabetes NSW & ACT
Services include: Diabetes NSW & ACT are Australia’s largest member-based charity for people living with or at risk of diabetes. We have been supporting people with diabetes, their families, carers and friends, for 80 years.
- GROW - ACT
Services include: GROW hold weekly 2-hour support groups for people suffering mental health issues or who are struggling with the challenges of life. It is a mutual self help based in friendship. It is free and open to all who desire personal growth in their lives in a structured small group setting.
- Gunning District Community & Health Service
Services include: The Gunning District Community and Health Service is a non-government organisation which provides clinical and home support services to the community of the former Gunning Shire.
- Hepatitis ACT
Services include: Hepatitis ACT is Canberra's community hepatitis organisation. we are funded by ACT Health to provide a comprehensive range of no-cost hepatitis-related services including information, education, training, prevention, support, advocacy and representation and referral.
- Lung Life Support Group
Services include: A support group for adults with a lung condition/disease such as COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis & Bronchiectasis. The group meets once a month, often has a speaker and maybe followed by a lunch.
- Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW - Pearce
Services include: Motor Neurone Disease MND NSW provides information and support to people with MND, their carers and family in NSW and the ACT. MND Advisors provide face to face and telephone support and help connect people to the appropriate services. Equipment is provided through FlexEquip to people living with MND. MND NSW also provides information to health and community professionals and advocates on behalf of people with MND. Support groups meetings held bi-monthly in the ACT.
- Pain Support ACT inc.
Services include: Pain Support ACT inc. promotes the health and wellbeing of Canberra region people who live with persistent or chronic pain, their family members and carers. We provide regular support, information and discussion meetings and as expert speaker meetings. We also advocate for better services for people living with pain.
- Palliative Care ACT
Services include: Palliative Care ACT lobby and promote the delivery of quality care at end of life, and to offer compassion and support to the terminally ill, their carers and family. We also run a large and proficient volunteers program at the ACT Hospice (Clare Holland House), patients' homes, residential aged care facilities, Life Stories and at the Day Hospices.
- PANDSI (Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Information Inc.)
Services include: PANDSI provides support for families in the ACT struggling with post or ante natal depression and/or anxiety. We provide telephone support, one on one support, day support group, yoga and exercise support groups, PANDSI playgroup and partners information evenings. We offer free adjunct childcare for day support group and have a comprehensive library. PANDSI is a unique service in the ACT - no referral or formal diagnosis of PND is required. Just pick up the phone for an appointment. PANDSI - Pathway to Wellness.
- S-Anon Australia
Services include: S-Anon is a program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else's sexual behaviour. S-Anon is based on the 12 steps and 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
- Self Help Organisations United Together (SHOUT)
Services include: SHOUT acts as the first point of contact for its member self help/support groups. By contacting SHOUT, you can receive information about the activities of these organisations. SHOUT is also involved in the delivery of Chronic Conditions Self Management courses, information and workshops.
- The Compassionate Friends ACT & Queanbeyan
Service include: The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a worldwide family of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents, offering friendship and understanding to each other. We offer support in the trauma and grief that follow the death of a child.
- The Royal Society for the Blind - ACT
Services include: The Royal Society for the Blind ACT provides a wide range of rehabilitation and support services that assist people in the ACT who are blind or have low vision, to manage the effects of blindness in their daily lives.
- The Salvation Army - Canberra City Corps - 3R
Services include: A dedicated alcohol support service providing a non residential rehabilitation program for people aged 12 years and over, and their families, wanting to address their alcohol and other drug issues.
- Wellways Australia - ACT
services include: Wellways Australia Limited is a leading not-for-profit mental health and disability support organisation with services in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. Our services span mental health, disability and community care, and reach thousands of people each year.
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