The amputee community of NSW has been reaching out and supporting in metropolitan and regional areas for decades.

That support has included managed peer support, peer social activities, in-service presentations, community education, adaptive sports events and more. The essence of community remains today as it was to start… compassion and understanding.

 

Support Group Regions

  • Sydney
  • Newcastle
  • Northern Rivers
  • Canberra
  • Central Coast
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Forster / Tuncurry
  • Port Macquarie
  • Illawarra
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Western Sydney

 

Get Involved

We encourage people of all regions to seek support and participate in Amputees NSW activities regardless of membership.

Meeting others and sharing experiences is an important aspect of community. This involvement is beneficial to individuals and groups. The shared experience offers opportunities to move forward with new friends and supports.

 

Volunteering

Participation extends not only to getting involved in attendance but also in coming forward to help organise or support an activity for others to enjoy.

Volunteering is more than visiting a new amputee in hospital or rehab facility. It might be cooking at a BBQ, promoting through social media, hosting a local activity or joining a project team.

The options are enormous and every little job plays an important part in helping the community.

But did you know you don’t have to be an amputee to volunteer. You might be a family member, health professional or even a student at a university.

 

Peer Support Volunteering

If you are over 18, limb different and have been so for more than 2 years we would also recommend considering playing a more significant role for others and join our Peer Volunteer Team.

We provide the training and materials.

 

Contact Us to find out more 1800 810 969 or amputees@amputeesnsw.org.au

 

*** Under Construction ***
We are currently reviewing active focus group listings across the state.

Groups are impacted by COVID-19 and required to follow NSW Health restrictions and  local/regional health service directions. If unsure please contact your local hospital directly.

These groups hold meetings throughout the year. Dates for future meetings will be posted on this site as they become available.

 

 

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