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Alzheimer’s South Africa Support Groups - Nationwide
Alzheimer’s South Africa runs countrywide support groups, as well as support groups in Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Eastern Cape 081-350 8079
De Mist, East London, Grahamstown, Kwanobuhle, Port Elizabeth (Gelvan Park, Sunridge Park and Walmer), Treehaven (this is a support group just for people with dementia), Uitenhage.

Free State 051-522 4894
Bethlehem, Bloemfontein, Kroonstad, Lapologang, Parys, Welkom.

Gauteng 011-346 2757
We have support groups and/or services in multiple areas. For more information, please phone the relevant regional office. Please contact us if you are interested in running a support group.

KwaZulu-Natal 031-702 4321
Amanzimtoti, Durban (Berea), Durban North, Hillcrest, Howick, KwaNgcolosi, Lower Molweni, Musgrave, Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh, Umbilo, Upper Molweni, Vryheid.

Limpopo 011-792 2511
Bela-Bela, Modimolle, Mooketsi, Polokwane, Tzaneen

Mpumalanga 013-007 0089 or 083 265 1187
Botleng, Daantjie, Emalahleni, Kamhlushwa, Nelspruit, Nkomazi, Schoemansdal, Secunda, White River

Namibia 061 227023

Northern Cape 053-831 5815
Calvinia distrik, De Aar, Kimberley, Springbok, Upington, Williston

North West 011-792 2511
Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Schweizer-Reneke

Southern Cape 044-533 0132
Albertinia, George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield, Stilbaai

Western Cape 021-979 2724
Cape Town City Bowl, Durbanville, Fish Hoek, Grassy Park, Hermanus, Langebaan, Langeberg District, McGregor, Milnerton, Montagu, Moorreesburg, Panorama Hospital, Plumstead, Robertson, Somerset West, Strand, Table View, Worcester.

Zimbabwe +263 779 714905

DementiaSA Support Groups - Western Cape
Join Dementia SA at a Support Group where we discuss the challenges of dementia, provide counselling and support.


For more information please phone 021 421 0077/78
Empowering Parents with Special Needs Children
This is a support group for parents with babies or children with Developmental delay, Autism, Down-syndrome, cerebral Palsy, Bipolar and more. This is a peer to peer support group, with the aim to provide support, resources, friendship and understanding. Meetings are bimonthly.

When: Every Saturday

For more information please contact:
Christine Bauermeister
Imani – Specialised Care for Eating Disorders
If you have any clients who you feel would benefit from attending please just send Kathryn an email and she will make sure they receive a good welcome from staff.


The last Saturday of every month from 11:00-12:15 The facilitators are Ilana Hunter and Roganee Pillay.


EDG TUESDAY 19:30pm EDG THURSDAY 18:15pm The facilitators are Anthony Fry and Alison Bloomberg.




Where: 38 Alexandra Road, Wynberg

For more information please contact:

Kathryn Mills

0217610740 / 0217610746
Huntington’s support group – Pretoria
HASA (Huntington’s Association of South Africa) recognised the need for an HD support group based in Gauteng.

Please email to for directions if necessary.


Where: Grace Notes Coffee Shop, Coram Deo, 467 Lea Street, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria East.

For more information please contact: Anne-Marie Ungerer 083 304 0671
Huntington’s support group – Cape Town
HASA (Huntington’s Association of South Africa) recognised the need for an HD support group based in Cape Town. Everyone is welcome. But predominantly for people who have been diagnosed with HD, people who are at risk of having HD, any family, friends or carers of HD suffers.

It is a very informal, open forum of people affected by HD in some way or another. This is a safe space where people will have the opportunity to meet people in similar circumstances and hear others share their stories and experiences. You do not need to stay for the whole session and are more than welcome to just pop in to see what it’s all about.

Tea and biscuits will be served.


Where: Claremont, Cape Town

When: The 2nd Thursday of every month. 7:00 – 8:30pm

For more information please contact:

Jessica Selfe (HASA Director)

082 318 3330
Livewell Suites Support Group
Dealing with a loved one’s Dementia and Alzheimers, when it’s part of YOUR life. The support group is a place where you can ask questions, give answers, exchange messages and get support from other family caregivers who understand exactly what you’re going through. Problem solving & professional help are available.


Where: Livewell Suites, 41 Lourens Street, Somerset West

When: 1st Wednesday of every month

For more information please phone 021 851 6886 (ext.2) or e-mail
Headway-Natal is a non-profit organisation assisting victims of stroke and brain injury and those caring for them. Support Groups include: TBI support group (Traumatic Brain Injury), Carers/family members, Zulu-speaking carers/family members, Social stroke group, Telephonic support, Literature.


Where: 11 Menston Road, Westville

For more information please contact:

Ian Vowles

Headway Friendship Circle
Headway Gauteng, started in 1995, is a registered welfare organisation dedicated to offering various support programmes to survivors of brain injury (BI) and their families. The vast majority of our injured members have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as result of motor vehicle, motor cycle and pedestrian vehicle accidents, assaults and sporting accidents. We also assist survivors of acquired brain injuries such as stroke. These people have led a full life up until the brain injury, which has caused permanent changes to physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural processes.


Where: Headway Gauteng has four branches: Hyde Park, Khomelela, Soweto, Tshawne

To view a list of the addresses and times of meetings at these branches for 2014 visit

For more information please phone 011 442 5733 or visit
Head Injury Support Group
The purpose of the group is to provide brain injury survivors and their family members with emotional support; provide survivors and family members with a space within which to process the various losses they may have suffered as a result of the brain injury; and assist with adjustment after brain injury.

Patients who may benefit from the group are patients who have suffered brain injuries; patients who have difficulty adjusting to cognitive of physical difficulties after brain injury and who may suffer from mood or anxiety disorders subsequent to brain injury; and patients who are interested in learning about coping strategies to deal with the emotional and cognitive consequences of their brain injury.

The group is not suitable for patients who are acutely psychotic or have severe communication difficulties.

Please note: This is an open group and patients can join at any time. The cost is R 80 per session (discounted fees available depending on financial need). Booking is essential.


Where: 51 Washington Road, Claremont

When: Every 2nd Saturday of the month

For more information please contact:

Tania Pomario (Clinical Psychologist)