- Down Syndrome WA runs a number of Peer Support Networks in metro and regional WA for new parents of children living with Down Syndrome, playgroup parents, adults living with Down Syndrome and families. They also run an Australia-wide Facebook group for people living with Down Syndrome and their families. Find out more.
- Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) run a Peer Support Network called Recover Connections for people experiencing mental health issues. The group meets in-person on a weekly basis. Contact Anna on 026 200 550 or email annarichardsNLP@hotmail.com To find out more about CoMHWA's peer groups click here
- The Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) is a peer support network for young people living with disability in WA. Anyone can join YDAN via their Facebook group.
- Amputees WA is a peer support group for amputees and people with a limb difference. You can connect with Amputees WA on their Facebook page.
- Developmental Disability WA (DDWA) has a range of peer support groups for people living with various types of disability. There are groups for individuals, siblings, parents and supporters of people living with disability. Click here to find out more.
- The Thrive Peer Network are a group of parents who come together in the Gosnells and Armadale area in south east metro Perth . This month they held a workshop where people came together to share their experience and learn about preparing for the planning conversation in the WANDIS. Veronica Burkin and Bronia Holyoak from Valued Lives facilitated the workshop.Connect with Thrive Peer Network on their Facebook page.
- A new Southside Peer Network has been developed, hosted by Valued Lives. The monthly group will connect-up socially on Sundays each month and develop their schedule of events. To connect with the Southside Peer Network contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Speak Easy Association of WA is a Self Help and Support Group for people who stutter in WA. The Speak Easy Association of WA has three Support Groups that meet regularly in Victoria Park, Fremantle and East Perth. For more information or to join contact details are email@example.com
- The Cockburn Peer 2 Peer Facebook Group provides an online platform to compliment the monthly meetings that are held in the WANDIS
- Perth Hills Peer 2 Peer Facebook Group provides an online platform to compliment the monthly meetings that are held for people who are in the NDIA Perth Hills area
- People With disability WA (PWdWA) is run by and for people with disabilities and aims to empower the voices of all people with disabilities in Western Australia. PWdWA is running several advocacy workshops to help people speak out, know about rights and is a chance to share your views about the WA NDIS
- Recovery Connections is a peer support group run by and for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and/or emotional distress. The Midland group in WA meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Please contact Anna for more details on 0426 200 550
- The Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service (KMHDS) Women's Group Derby operates in the West Kimberley on a fortnightly basis on Tuesdays from 10am to 11.30am. ConnectGroups assisted in funding the Women’s Group and provides ongoing support. The women have been enjoying the various sessions, meeting other women, learning new skills and just having a chat over cups of tea.
If you are interested in joining the group or would like further information please contact Gaye Yu or Sarah Hill at the KMHDS Derby on (08) 9193 3605 or email Mae.Yu@health.wa.gov.au
- The Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Support Group is a peer support network for foster carers based in Bunbury, Western Australia. The group has a range of speakers presenting at its monthly meetings to talk about topics such as understanding sensory issues and the use of essential oils for children living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). They also provide information about eligibility and planning for the NDIS. For more information, or to join this group, please contact peer facilitator Gay Pritchard on (08) 9725 4464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Duchenne Connect is a DSO initiative supported by DDWA in Western Australia. Klair Bailey, with support from Piper Marsh from Muscular Dystrophy WA, hosts the group. Klair is currently developing a planning resource for people living with Muscular Dystrophy who are entering the NDIS. For more information email Klair at email@example.com
- TransFolk of WA is a peer support organisation for transgender people and their loved ones. The group has both online safe spaces and in-person support groups and social meetups for trans men, trans women, non-binary individuals, parents, and partners. To join, you can contact TransFolk at their Facebook page or email their administrator at: admin@transfolkofwaorg
- The Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) runs an online peer support group for people from migrant or refugee backgrounds who live with a disability. The Online Peer Support Network (OPSN) is a safe space from people of diverse backgrounds, or their carers and families, to share their experiences and information. To join, contact EDAC on their Facebook page.