The Gympie Peer Support Group is a group for people with disability, run by people with disability living in the Gympie area. Group Convenor, Michael Condon hosts monthly meetings in Gympie.

The Gympie Peer Support Group talk about a range of topics including, welcoming guest speakers such as Gympie Mayor, Glen Hartwick. Glen also joined the group in May 2021 for a walk down Gympie’s local high street, Mary street to discuss access for people with disability, see story below.  Local access is a key topic for the Gympie groups along with  planning for an emergency, social  inclusion and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The Group meets monthly on the first Friday of the month at the PHN Building, 4 Horseshoe Bend, Gympie

Call QDN on 1300 363 783 or email peersupport@qdn.org.au to find out more about these meetings.

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Click here for the QDN calendar. Type ‘Peer Support Group’ in the search area to find upcoming group meeting dates and times.

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Group Convenor Michael Condon invited Gympie Mayor, Glen Hartwig, to join the Gympie Peer Support Group on Friday 4 June 2021 for a walk through the central Gympie high street, Mary Street. The group took the opportunity to talk with the Mayor about what is great about Mary Street for people with disability as well as where there are some accessibility challenges. Some of these areas include getting around shop signs on the footpath, accessing shops with steps, uneven pavement surfaces and for people using wheelchairs to reach pedestrian crossing buttons. The Mayor noted the feedback and happily chatted with group members. The Mayor also acknowledged Michael’s leadership within the Peer Support Group in bringing the issues to his attention. This is the second time the Mayor has been joined the Gympie Peer Support Group meeting, it is wonderful to have his support.

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