Support Groups 2

Support Groups

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.

https://alzheimers.org.za/eastern-cape/

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

https://alzheimers.org.za/free-state/

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.

https://alzheimers.org.za/gauteng/

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.

https://alzheimers.org.za/kwazulu-natal/

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

https://alzheimers.org.za/limpopo/

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

https://alzheimers.org.za/mpumalanga/

Namibia 061 227023
Windhoek

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

https://alzheimers.org.za/northern-cape/

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

https://alzheimers.org.za/southern-cape/

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.

https://alzheimers.org.za/western-cape/

Zimbabwe +263 779 714905
Harare

Website: https://alzheimers.org.za/
DementiaSA Support Groups - Western Cape
Join Dementia SA at a Support Group where we discuss the challenges of dementia, provide counselling and support.

Website: https://www.dementiasa.org/help-and-support/#groups

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
084-220-0548 info@empoweringmothers.co.za
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.

Website: http://www.claremontneuropsych.co.za/

Where: 51 Washington Road, Claremont

When: Every 2nd Saturday of the month

For more information please contact:

Tania Pomario (Clinical Psychologist)

021-671-3449

info@claremontneuropsych.co.za
Headway Gauteng - Group Therapy and Activity Programme
The primary objective of our group therapy and activity programme is to provide a place of belonging for survivors of brain injury, where those in attendance can take part in meaningful activities and socialise with one another. This will provide a focus and something to look forward to and will also allow the family of the injured some time off for distraction and rest.

Website: http://www.headwaygauteng.co.za/

For more information please visit https://headwaygauteng.co.za/contact-us/
Headway Natal
Headway Natal is a non-profit organisation assisting victims of stroke and brain injury and those caring for them.

Website: http://www.headway.org.za

Where: 11 Menston Road, Westville

For more information please visit http://headway.org.za/contact-us/
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.

Website: http://www.huntingtons.org.za/

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

jessica_selfe@yahoo.co.uk
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 ungerer777@gmail.com for directions if necessary.

Where: Constantia Park Baptist Church, 645 Rudolph Street, Constantia Park, Pretoria.

When: 10:00 to 12:00
12 October 2019, 9 November 2019, 30 November 2019 (Christmas Lunch)

For more information please contact:

Anne-Marie Ungerer

083 304 0671

ungerer777@gmail.com
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. FREE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS:
  • The last Saturday of every month from 11:00-12:15
The facilitators are Ilana Hunter and Roganee Pillay. FREE SUPPORT GROUPS ARE:
  • EDG TUESDAY 19:30pm
  • EDG THURSDAY 18:15pm
The facilitators are Anthony Fry and Alison Bloomberg. 12 STEP MEETINGS:
  • ABA SUNDAYS 18:00pm
  • SHA WEDNESDAYS 19:15pm
  Website: http://imanitreatment.co.za/

Venue: 38 Alexandra Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape

For more information please contact:
Kathryn Mills
0217610740/0217610746
e.clinicaldirector@imanitreatment.co.za
Livewell Online Support Group
Our online support group provides a place to connect with other caregivers and the Livewell team who truly understand what you are going through. Whether you need information about caregiving, wanting to share your story or simply need to be in a safe environment to seek help, we are here to help.

The group is closed, meaning members will have to request access to join and discussions will be monitored by the Livewell team to ensure complete consideration for all members. All members will need to adhere to our community guidelines which hold confidentiality and compassion at the centre.

The Livewell team encourages you to join this group and use it as your source of comfort, support and a shoulder to lean on. Because it is a closed group, only other members will be able to see your comments.

Join here – www.facebook.com/groups/livewellvillages/