This page provides our adult clients with information on NSW-based support groups, online & face-to-face services, events and opportunities.
There are various forums and chat support services available. These are particularly beneficial to those who are unable to leave their home.
‘Aphasia Groups are an important way for people with aphasia and their families to connect with other people living with aphasia. Research into community aphasia groups has demonstrated that they can assist with adapting to changes in ability post stroke and acquired brain injury and can help people to find new and positive ways to live well with aphasia‘ (Aphasia Community, 2020). Aphasia Groups in NSW include:
Northern Sydney Aphasia Group
1st Monday of the month (11am – 1pm)
Contact: Don Mckinnon
Stroke Support Groups
‘There are stroke support groups across Australia, powered by stroke survivors, families and carers who want to see the benefits of peer support made available to as many people as possible. Not every group is listed on our website, so if there is a stroke association in your state, it’s a good idea to check with them also. Stroke associations operate in some Australian states and can help you to connect with other stroke survivors, carers and family members’ (Stroke Foundation, 2020)
There is also a dedicated hotline that can help stroke survivors and their families find the right support group. You can reach them by calling the StrokeLine on 1800 787 653 or emailing [email protected]
Partnerships with local hospitals, disability centres and group homes
Hills District Speech Therapy is proud to offer assessment and intervention services to adult clients in a range of settings. Click here to learn more.