The following resources can help patients and their loved ones better understand the neurosurgical diseases and disorders they face.

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia

A national brain tumour support organisation, focusing on support for brain tumour patients, their carers, and the families of patients, which brain tumours affect.

Website: https://www.btaa.org.au/

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Brain Injury South Australia

An organistation which supports people living with an acquired brain injury. Identifying needs and delivering specialised services where appropriate.

Website: http://braininjurysa.org.au/

Services offered: http://braininjurysa.org.au/services-and-enquiries/

NDIS Link: http://braininjurysa.org.au/ndis/

Brain Foundation

A-Z Disorders

The Brain Foundation’s A-Z of Brain Disorders aims to provide a resource for people newly-diagnosed with brain-related disorders, their friends and relatives, and health professionals.

The directory contains basic information, reviewed by medical experts, about the condition and where to turn for additional information and for support.

Website: https://brainfoundation.org.au/disorders/

Community Care

Calvary Community Care has been supporting people in their own homes and communities for over twenty years.

They deliver a range of aged care, disability and other support services that enable independence, improve social connections and promote positive health and well-being.

Services offered:

  • Home Care
  • Private Home Support
  • Disability Support
  • Hospital to Home
  • Fact Sheets and Publications
  • Calvary Home Care Experts

Website: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/community-care/

Look Good, Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free national community service program run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in practical workshop demonstrations covering skin care, make-up and head wear, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.
Workshops cover skincare techniques to address common side-effects like dryness and sun sensitivity; makeup tips to help correct and conceal redness, sallowness, pigmentation and dark circles as well as techniques for drawing on eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection.
Look Good Feel Better workshops are open anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer, free of charge.

Parkinson’s SA

Parkinson’s SA provides support, education and information to people living with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, their carers, family, the community and health professionals.

Website: https://www.parkinsonssa.org.au/find-information

Services offered: A range of services are offered, including face to face counselling and a 24 hour support line, support groups, information and resources, seminars, education and referrals.

Stroke SA

Support Groups

Have you or a loved one, friend or colleague experienced a stroke? Do you wish you could find people who understand? People who you can share stories with? People who may be able to answer your questions?

Northern Support Group

Meetings are held monthly at the Pooraka Farm Community Centre 126 Henderson Ave Pooraka Please contact Renee Cluse on 8284 0388.

Flinders (FMC) (previously Daw Park)

Contact Viv Wilson on 0414 604 234 for further information.

Northern Fleurieu

For further information please contact Wil Swart on 8326 2668 or 0401 410 047.

Riverland

For further information please contact Anna Castanelli - 0435 963 480 between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Stroke Foundation

Support Groups

Discover local stroke support groups across Australia, powered by stroke survivors and carers who want to see the benefits of peer support made available to as many people as possible.

Some groups cater for everyone in a local area, while others cater for particular age groups and interests. There are groups for people with aphasia, and groups for carers.

Website: https://strokefoundation.org.au/About-Stroke/Help-after-stroke/Local-stroke-support-groups-and-choirs

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