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    Peer support groups

    Support is available from others with lived experience.

    Peer support groups

    Finding others living with macular disease

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia facilitates a series of peer support groups for people with a lived experience of macular disease. 

    Our peer support groups meet face-to-face or online at a frequency set by members, which is often around every two months. A trained facilitator runs each session to keep sessions inclusive and informative. 

    There are many benefits to joining a peer support group. Some of these include:

    • Feeling less alone and better understood
    • Sharing experiences and improving self esteem
    • Keeping abreast of current medical research, treatment and support services
    • Developing new friendships

    We’re able to… share tips that might help each other. It’s valuable just being able to talk freely with people in the same situation.

    Current peer support group member

    Find a peer support group

    New groups are being formed all the time. If there’s nothing in your area, contact us.

    StateLocationGroup typeContact
    WAWillagee People living with AMDMDFA
    WAStirlingPeople living with AMDMDFA
    WACanningtonPeople living with AMDMDFA
    NSWChatswoodPeople living with AMDMDFA
    VictoriaBrightonPeople living with AMDMDFA
    QLDBrisbanePeople living with AMDMDFA
    OnlineVia ZoomPeople living with AMDMDFA

    Start a peer support group

    How about forming a macular disease peer support group in your area? We can help with practical advice for starting a group – including protocols and policies. We supply welcome kits for new attendees plus help with promoting your group. Macular Disease Foundation can also help link your group to local eye health professionals and guest speakers.

    National Helpline

    1800 111 709