Peer Support Groups

Since 2012 DDWA has supported the establishment and / or development of over 50 peer support groups. Explore the groups in your area below.

Save Our Sons(Formerly the Duchenne Foundation)

Where: Perth Metro

Interest: People and families of people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Meet: 3-6 times a year
Group size: 5 - 15 attend

Contact

Klair Bayley 0402 378 858
klair@duchennefoundation.org.au

Angelman Syndrome Metro

Where: Perth Metro

Interest: Families of children and adults with Angelman Syndrome

Meet: 3-6 times a year
Group size: 5 - 15 attend

Contact

Leticia Grant 0408 445 975
maygrant@tpg.com.au

Valued Lives

Where: Hills - East Metro

Interest: People with disabilities and their families who live in the NDIS Trial Site / Hills Area

Meet: monthly
Group size: 8 - 15 attend

Contact

Margo McAdam 0448 298 011
margo_mcadam@westnet.com.au

Bronia Holyoak 0416 579 350

veronica@valuedlives.org.au
0404 457 983

Valued Lives

Where: Cockburn (South metro)

Interest: People with disabilities and their families who live in the Cockburn area & surrounds

Meet: monthly
Group size: 5-10 attend

Contact

Maria Ferreira 0435 104 983
maria.dc.ferreira70@gmail.com

Ronnie Burkin 0404 457 983
veronica@valuedlives.org.au

Valued Lives

Where: Durham Road-Bayswater-Bassendean

Interest: Families of children and adults with disabilities in the NDIS trial extension area.

Meet: monthly
Group size: 15-20 attend

Contact

Shelley Watson 0410 471 266
shel.w@optusnet.com.au

Ronnie Burkin 0404 457 983
veronica@valuedlives.org.au

Wongan Hills Families

Where: Wheatbelt, Wongan Hills Area

Interest: Families of children and adults with support needs who work together to access therapies, share information and support each other.

Meet: weekly
Group size: 15-20 attend

Contact

Heydi de Waal (08) 9671 1981
heydi@soilfm.com.au

Lorraine Lobo
whadah@westnet.com.au

Merger of Minds

Where: Fremantle

Interest: People with complex communication needs and their families and supporters.

Meet: monthly

Contact

Jaquie Mills 0407 223 234
jaquiemills@gmail.com

Sibswest

Where: Metro and WA wide

Interest: Siblings of people who have disability supports and/or who live in accommodation services.

Meet: 3-4 times a year. Seminars.

Contact

Tracy Destree 0429 564 905
sibswest@iinet.net.au

Merger of Minds

Where: Broome

Interest: People with complex communication needs and their families and supporters.

Meet: bi-monthly on average.
Group size: 5-10 attend

Contact

Jaquie Mills 0407 223 234
jaquiemills@gmail.com

Heike Radscivicius 0427 686 862
PO Box 2476, Broome, WA 6725

Foster Families Southwest

Bunbury FASD Families and carers of children and adults with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – looking at what supports are available and how to access them.

Where: Southwest

Interest: Families and Carers of children and adults with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder –looking at what supports are available and how to access them.

Meet: weekly for coffee and monthly meetings.

Group size: 20+ attend

Contact

Gay Pritchard
Ph: 9725 4464
gpritchard@westnet.com.au

DisAbility Review

Statewide Facebook Group, people with cerebral palsy and other people who want to find out about services and how to self-direct supports.

Young Self Managers

WAiS – Metropolitan People with disabilities learning to manager their funds and access supports of their choice.

Microboards Group

WAiS Small networks of people who are dedicated to supporting a person and working together to manage funds and supports.

Host Families

Perth Metropolitan Host families who welcome a person into their home and provide a home and family environment.

Joondalup Autism Mums

Perth Northern Suburbs Families of children/adults with autism or other disabilities.

WA Deaf Community Group

Perth Metropolitan A group of deaf people who discuss services available; and the NDIS; and options especially regarding interpreting for inclusion.

CARD – Caring About Residents with Disabilities

Perth Metropolitan Families/carers of people who are in supported accommodation / residential care.

Russell Family Foetal Alcohol Disorders Association Support Group WA

Perth Metropolitan Families and Individuals seeking information and hands on help for people affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Muslimability

Perth Metropolitan Families / carers and people with disability who are Muslim.

Disability Access for Aboriginal Families

Aboriginal people with disabilities and their families/carers/community.

Kalparrin

Kalparrin operates Western Australia’s largest, member-only, online Peer Support Network.

https://www.kalparrin.org.au/services/peer-support/