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MDFA’s first South Australian Peer Support group to launch in April

Connecting with other people who are going through similar health experiences can improve how you manage your own condition. Over the past years, we have expanded our Peer Support groups across Australia, and we are now launching our first group in Adelaide in April.

These free support groups are for people living with AMD. We aim to bring together people living with macular disease, so they know they are not alone. They are intended to complement, not replace, care from your eye health professional or formal counselling.

Groups meet face-to- face and online, and cover discussion topics like:

  • Understanding your AMD
  • Eating well with AMD
  • Navigating life with AMD
  • What’s new in research, treatments, and low vision devices.

The people in this program all have the same problem. We’re able to talk about how things are going for us and also share helpful tips that might help each other. It’s valuable just being able to talk freely with people in the same situation.

Peer Support member

Adelaide Peer Support meeting
City of Adelaide Library
Start Date: Early April
Duration: Each meeting will last approximately 90 minutes, or as agreed to between facilitator and the participants.

Peer groups are limited to 10 participants and usually run twice a month or as the group decides.

Please contact us at 1800 111 709 or via email at [email protected] if you are interested.

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Published: 21 February 2024