Community Support Groups

Our Community Support Group network has been developed with the aid of local peer leaders to allow for a safe place near home for people with NF and their families to connect and share their stories and experiences. Peer support has been shown to be very beneficial to the wellbeing of those impacted by a chronic health condition leading to positive outcomes including:

  • Reducing isolation
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem
  • Increasing knowledge about the condition
  • Improving health outcomes

Our network currently consists of groups who meet semi-regularly in:

ACT:        Canberra

NSW:      Albury/Wodonga

                  Mid-North Coast

                  Newcastle

                  Northern

                  South Coast/Illawarra

NT

QLD:       Brisbane/Gold Coast

                  Rockhampton

                  Townsville

SA

TAS          Hobart

                  Northern

VIC           Geelong

                  Melbourne

WA

New Zealand

To get involved contact one of our Support Coordinators to discuss suitability for and referral to your local Community Support Group.

We are always looking to expand our network of community support groups. If you would like to find out more about being a peer leader and to discuss your suitability please complete our contact form.