Group Support

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.

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.

Why groups?

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.