ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) provides support and information to families with a member who has Down syndrome. ACTDSA promotes improvements in the qualitiy of life for persons with Down syndrome and stimulates, within the wider community, an awareness of the very real abilities and needs of people with Down syndrome.
Provides support and information for people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and/or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) in the Canberra region. We provide monthly support group meetings, a self help course and Telephone Information and Support Service.
Provides support and information for people effected by Motor Neurone Disease. To promote optimal care outcomes for people living with MND and enable research that will identify the cause and lead to better care, control and ultimately a cure for MND.
BTAA is the only national brain tumour patient and caregiver organisation in Australia. It was established in late 2008 by a group of brain tumour patients and current and former caregivers. While welcoming the advice and input of specialists, BTAA seeks to represent the brain tumour community from the viewpoint of the patient, family and caregiver.
Bosom Buddies is an ACT-Based non-profit organisation of volunteers who provide personal support to breast cancer patients and their families in the ACT and surrounding region. Over 350 people are diagnosed every year in our region.
The Canberra/Queanbeyan ADD support group provides information and support to adults and parents of children with ADD/ADHD in the Canberra region. Our aims are to provide information and reference material, newsletters, library access, networking and sharing information and support group meetings held once a month.
Friends of the Brain Injured Children aims to help children with brain injury achieve maximum recovery. The organisation encourages the use of a wide range of early intensive therapies, and provides the families of children with brain injury the support, information and financial assistance for therapy.
Parkinson’s ACT Inc promotes the well-being interests of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, friends and carers in the ACT and nearby region. We are a voluntary, non-profit organisation providing information, support and education for people living with Parkinsons’s.
PWD ACT Inc is a not for profit consumer systemic advocacy organisation who work to represent the interests of people with disabilities in the ACT. Our commitment is to improve access to all amenities, information and activities in the Canberra region.
Our group is a friendly, voluntary association of men who have been diagnosed as having prostate cancer, and their partners. We provide information, advice and assistance, promote awareness within the broader community and provide information resources regarding health, diagnosis and treatment options.
Tjillari Justice is a not for profit organisation started in 2014 to address the toxic stress and trauma children experience when they have a parent involved in the justice system.
We are self funded and raise revenue by designing, developing and delivering workshops to the Government and private sector and philanthropic grants.
Our mission is to break the cycle of intergenerational offening by addressing the developmental, social and emotional needs of children affected by parental incarceration.
Our objectives are:
To provide an independent counselling and advocacy service for all children affected by parental incarceration
To advocate for children whose parent/s are incarcerated with Government ,community and educational institutions.
To support carers, kinship carers and families of children whose parent/s are incarcerated
To educate the community, families and Government Agencies on the impact parental involvement with the justice system has on children
We accomplish this mission through the design and development of workshops, curriculum kits, and other skill building resources for families, carers and family service organisations across the country so that as a community we can raising resilient children and healthy families.