We run a number of groups in the Brisbane south region and online. Our groups are called PalliChat Cafes and help people meet friendly people for a chat, set goals and connect with others.
Our PalliChat Cafes are facilitated by our PalliWellbeing Connectors and are free for patients and families. You can also request a PalliWellbeing Connectors to hold a support group for your community group.
Upcoming FREE community support group sessions
|Friday 27 November 2020||2.00pm-3.00pm||Virtual||Online via Zoom||Register Here|
|Tuesday 01 December 2020||10.30am-12.00pm||Ellen Grove||Elorac Community Centre||Download Flyer Here|
|Wednesday 02 December 2020||10.30am-11.30am||Redland||Redlands RSL||Download Flyer Here|
|Thursday 03 December 2020||10.00am-11.00am||Logan||Coffee Club Mega Centre||Download Flyer Here|
|Thursday 10 December 2020||10.00am-11.00am||Cleveland||Donald Simpson Centre||Download Flyer Here|
|Friday 11 December 2020||2.00pm-3.00pm||Virtual||Online via Zoom||Register Here|
|Monday 14 December 2020||10.00am-11.00am||Macleay Island||Opp Shop Café||Download Flyer Here|
|Tuesday 15 December 2020||11.00am-12.00pm||Forest Lake||Forest Lake Coffee Club||Download Flyer Here|
|Wedenesday 16 December 2020||2.00pm-3.00pm||Virtual||Online via Zoom||Register Here|
Request your own support group session
Has your group recently experienced a bereavement?
Does you group know someone who has a life-limiting condition?
Does your group support older people within the Brisbane South region?
Contact us to book a PalliWellbeing Connectors to facilitate a discussion with your group (online or face-to-face)
What is the format of the groups?
Groups are open, ongoing groups (where new participants can join at any time). Groups will usually consist of up to 12 people (or 8 people online) who meet together to talk over their experiences. Experienced facilitators (our PalliWellbeing Connectors) will be present to assist the group. The groups are non-religious and non-denominational.
The strength of support groups is the connections and understandings that come from shared narratives.
PalliChat Cafe support groups provide ongoing help to participants in various ways, including:
- normalising the journey
- listening and sharing personal experiences
- creating social networks and reducing feelings of isolation
- discovering personal strengths and building resilience
- providing relevant information
Who can join?
These groups are for anyone who is experiencing an older loved one who is dying or recently died. Whether you are the person with the illness, the carer, family, close friend, neighbour or work colleague. Our PalliChat Café’s are for all ages, and therefore cater to meet the varying needs of adults, children and young people.