The Brisbane South Peer Support Group is a group for people with disability, run by people with disability. Group Convenor Michael Fisher hosts monthly face-to-face and online meetings via zoom.

 

 

The Brisbane South Peer Support Group talk about a range of topics including consumer rights, National Disability Insurance Scheme including plan management and support coordination. They have had a range of guest speakers including QDN member and Queenslander of the Year, Dr Dinesh Palipana who talked about his experience of disability and becoming a doctor, and his work at the hospital during a pandemic.

The Brisbane South Online group meets on the second Thursday of the month online with Zoom.

The Brisbane South Face-to-face group meets on the second Saturday of the months at the Coopers Plains Library.

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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“Joining a QDN Peer Support group can have many benefits. Peer Support Groups are a great way to help us connect in these troubled times and possibly make new friends. They provide a chance to listen to other people’s stories, to tell your own story, to share information and to hear from guest speakers who talk on a variety of subjects.”

Mike Fisher, Sunnybank.

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