Belonging to an AVA support group gives a friendly environment to interact with others. Support groups help you to feel less isolated, gain empowerment and recapture hope. The diagnosis of an asbestos related disease can be devastating. At first you may feel unable to cope, have a sense of disbelief, or fear that you are suffering alone. You are not alone. We care.
AVA support groups are for victims, carers, families and friends - all are welcome.
Monthly Social mornings at AVA – 10 am to 12 noon on the second Wednesday of the month at level 3, 60 Waymouth Street Adelaide
Monthly social mornings are held at AVA for people affected by asbestos related disease, and their family members. Here you can share stories and make friends in a relaxed environment. Our volunteers can help you understand the situation, which can help to reduce fear and anxiety, and are happy to visit you, at home or in hospital, where practicable. You can also learn about current medical research, information about drugs used in treatment and possible side effects.
AVA Friendship Group– 11 am on the fourth Wednesday of the month at level 3, 60 Waymouth Street Adelaide
The AVA Friendship Group offers a welcome to anyone who has been bereaved by an asbestos related disease. Telephone support is offered to anyone who is unable to travel into Adelaide.
Regional support groups
Whyalla support group
87 Essington Lewis Avenue, Whyalla. SA
John Arthur - Phone contacts:
Office – (08) 8645 0555
After Hours – (08) 8645 3322
Mobile - 0416 482 673
Port Augusta Support Group
Monthly meetings, held at Port Augusta Bowling Club,
Cnr. Marryatt & Jervois Streets,
Port Augusta. SA
Geoff Maul – Phone contacts:
H: (08) 8642 2884
M: 0419 822 296
Goolwa Support Group
11 am and 12.30 pm on the first
Wednesday of each month at the
Community Hub, corner of Goolwa Terrace
and Loveday Street Goolwa