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Support Groups

Ostomy Support Groups

Ostomy Support groups are a great way for ostomates to support and care about each other. Friends and family are also welcome to attend support group meetings.

If you are involved in a support group and would like us to include information about your meetings in this listing, please email your details to: info@nswstoma.org.au

We recommend you contact your group for information regarding Covid-19 restrictions.

 

NSW Stoma Ltd Member Support Group Meeting Via Zoom

All members, carers & friends are welcome to join our monthly Zoom meeting at 6pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Hosted by Anne Marie Lyons (STN), Carol Quast, NSW Stoma Director & Ostomate, and NSW Stoma Ltd manager, Mary Egan, this is designed to give information about the services we offer and provide some explanation of the Stoma Appliance Scheme and how to place orders.  If you would like to attend please email: customer.service@nswstoma.org.au and we will send you a zoom invitation on the day of the meeting. You need to register your interest for each meeting you wish to attend.

 

Women’s Ostomy Support Group

This group is for women about to, or who already have an Ostomy and/or Stoma, regardless of where treatment has been received.
Where: San Cancer Support Centre, Jacaranda Lodge, Sydney Adventists Hospital
When:
Contacts: San Cancer Support Centre 94879061 support@sah.org.au

Ostomingle - young ostomates supporting each other

Looking for some young, like-minded Osto-mates? Ostomingle is a group of ostomates 18 and over who come together over a meal to share their ostomy experiences and learn from one another.

Each meet-up will be held at a different venue around Sydney so we can mingle around town.

When:  
Contact: Renee Constantin ostomingle@gmail.com ; www.ostomingle.com

SYDNEY METROPOLITAN AREA

Bankstown Area

The Stoma Therapy Nurses from Bankstown Hospital would like to invite you to attend a stoma support group for ostomates and their families.
Where: Revesby Workers Club Functions Room, 2B Brett Street, Revesby
When:  10 am-12noon, Wednesday 6th April, 1st June, 3rd August, 5th October, 7th December 2022
Contact: your Stomal Therapy Nurse or Clare Jacobs on 0400 921 901 or aucldo@coloplast.com                                                                                                                      RSVP for catering and up-to-date Covid-19 restrictions. You must be double vaccinated to attend.

Concord Area

People with bowel cancer and carers/family are welcome to attend this free monthly service.
Where:  Survivorship Cottage, Concord Hospital, Gate 4, Nullawarra Avenue, Concord West
When:
Contacts: Sonia Khatri (02) 9767 5943

Liverpool and Campbelltown & Camden Area

Where: Campbelltown Catholic Club, 20/22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown
When: Thursdays 1.30-3pm,  2022 – 17th Feb, 21st April, 16th June, 18th Aug, 20th Oct, 15th December                                                                                                    Afternoon tea provided. RSVP is essential for catering purposes.
Contact: Erin Wagner 0419224662 or Lu Wang 0417026109 (STNs) (02) 8738 4308

Northern Sydney Area

All Ostomates, friends and supporters welcome.
Where: Jacaranda Lodge, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga 2076
When: Check with the group organisers for advice on scheduled meetings.
Contacts: San Cancer Support Centre on (02) 9487 9061 or email: cancersupport@sah.org.au

Penrith Area

Ostomates, family and friends are welcome to attend our educational support group
Where: Sydney Medical School, Outpatients Department, 62 Derby Street, Kingswood (opposite Nepean Hospital Emergency Department at the  roundabout, Outpatients is at left-hand side of building)
When: 1.30-3pm Thursday 17th Feb, 21st April, 16th June, 18th Aug, 20th Oct, 15th Dec 2022
Contact: Naomi Houston (Stomal Therapist) on (02) 4734 1245 Naomi.Houston@health.nsw.gov.au

Ramsgate

The Stomal Therapy Nurses from St George Public, St George Private, Kareena Private, Hurstville Private and Sutherland Hospital’s together would like to invite you to attend a stoma support group for ostomates and their families.                                                                                                                                                                                  Where: Ramsgate RSL (meet in the front foyer), Corner of Ramsgate Rd and Chuter Ave, Sans Souci,                                                                                                               When:  11am-1pm Tuesday 17 May,  21 Jun, 16 Aug, 20 Sep 2022                                                                                                                                                                  Contact: Your Stomal Therapy Nurse or Clare Jacobs on 0400 921 901 aucldo@coloplast.com                                                                                                                   Everyone is welcome but must be double vaccinated to attend. RSVP in case of Covid update and catering purposes

 

NORTH COAST REGION

Tweed / Byron Area
Where: South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Dr. Tweed Heads South.
When:
Contact:  Lisa Clare STN: 07 55067540 or 0429998928 or Lisa.Clare@health.nsw.gov.au;  Kate Rycroft  0432251703 or rycroftkate@gmail.com

Far North Coast
All Ostomates plus partners and friends are welcome to attend meetings.
Where: Lismore Workers Club, 225-231 Keen Street
When:
Contact: Marie Taylor (02) 6686 7248

Coffs Harbour
All Ostomates and friends are welcome so come along, have a cuppa and be a part of it.
Where: Sawtell RSL Club, First Avenue, Sawtell
When:
Contact: Mandy Hawkins STN: 02066567804 Mandy.Hawkins@health.nsw.gov.au

Hastings Macleay
Where: Port City Bowling Club, Function Room, 4 Owen St Port Macquarie.
When:  10am – 12pm Third Wednesday of every second month Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Contact: Neil 0427 856 630 or Glennie 0410 637 060

Manning / Great Lakes
Where: Skills for Life Building, 5-9 Elizabeth Avenue, Taree (wheelchair accessible)
When: 10.30-12pm approx.  1st Wednesday of every 2nd month
Contact: Karla MacTaggart STN 02 6592 9469

NEWCASTLE / CENTRAL COAST REGION

Newcastle District
Stomal therapists and company representatives will attend and help with any queries. New members and friends are welcome.
Where: The Hub, Hamilton Wesley Fellowship House, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
When:  1.30-4.30pm Last Saturday in Feb, May, Aug & Nov
Contact: Geoff Robinson 0411221193 (Jan)

ILLAWARRA / SOUTH COAST REGION

Bowral
Where: Bowral Bowling Club, 40 Shepherd Street, Bowral
When: 1pm – 3pm Tuesday 1st Mar, 7th Jun, 6th Sep, 6th Dec 2022
Contacts: Lu Wang & Erin Wagner, Stomal Therapists, Liverpool Hospital (02) 8738 4308 Or Clare Jacobs on 0400 921 901 aucldo@coloplast.com                                Everyone is welcome but must be double vaccinated to attend (proof required on entry). RSVP for catering purposes                                                                  

Eurobodalla
All from the NSW South Coast region are welcome.
Phone clinics only during Covid-19 times.
Where: Moruya Hospital, River Street, Moruya
When:
Contact: Trena O’Shea 02 4474 2666

Illawarra
 Where: Education Room, Figtree Private Hospital, 1 Suttor Place, Figtree
When:  10am-12pm 16th Feb, 13th April, 15th June, 10th Aug, 12th Oct, 14th Dec (Xmas lunch – venue tba)
Contacts: Helen Richards CNC STN Wollongong Private Hospital phone: 42861109 richardsh@ramsayhealth.com.au
Julia Kittscha CNC STN Wollongong Hospital mob: 0414421021  julia.kittscha@health.nsw.gov.au

Shoalhaven
Where: Nowra Community Health Centre, 5-7 Lawrence Avenue, Nowra
Also: Ulladulla Community Health Centre, cnr South St & Princes Hwy, Ulladulla
When:
Contact: Brenda Christiansen 02 4424 6321 or 0422 006 550 or Brenda.cristiansen@health.nsw.gov.au

WESTERN NSW REGION

 ACT

Where: ACT & Districts Stoma Association, 2nd Floor, City Health Building, 1 Moore St Canberra                                                                                                                        When:  10am-12pm, Tuesday 8th Feb, 8th Mar, 12th Apr, 10th May, 14th Jun, 12th Jul 2022                                                                                                                           Contact: Your Stomal Therapy Nurse or Clare Jacobs on 0400 921 901 aucldo@coloplast.com                                                                                                                   Everyone is welcome but must be double vaccinated to attend. RSVP required by ACT Health to comply with Covid numbers & restrictions

Bathurst
Where: Daffodil Cottage, 365 Howick St, West Bathurst NSW 2795
When:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Contact: Louise Linke (STN/continence advisor) 02 6330 5676

Dubbo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Where: Dubbo Health Service, Ian Locke Building, Room 8 or join virtually via Pexip or phone.
When: Last Friday of the month starting March 2022. 2pm-3pm – next meeting 29th April 2022
Contact: Thulisile Moyo on 0408769873 or Thulisile.Moyo@health.nsw.gov.au

Goulburn
Where:  Goulburn Workers Club 1 McKell Place Goulburn NSW 2580                                                                                                                                                                When:  10am – 12pm Wednesday 29th June & 23rd November 2022                                                                                                                                                                Contact: Your Stomal Therapy Nurse or Clare Jacobs on 0400 921 901 aucldo@coloplast.com                                                                                                                          RSVP for catering purposes, car parking available on-site

Griffith and District
An invitation is extended to all persons in Griffith and surrounding areas (including Coleambally, Leeton, Yenda, Hillston and Hanwood) with a Stoma formation to attend our meetings and share experiences.
When:
Contact: Barry Maples 02 6963 5267 or 0429 635 267; Kim Hallam 0434 785 309

Wagga and District
Where: Men’s Shed, 11 Ashmont Avenue, Wagga Wagga
When:
Contact: David 02 6971 3346 or 0428 116 084