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Community Services & Support Groups in Mt Gravatt and Surrounds

Groups That Are Involved

Details of some of the local community groups, clubs and activities are below. Click on their names to go to their websites.

Feel free to contact our Link Workers, Elise or Danne, on 07 3343 9833 for more information about the groups and/or to be introduced to the groups. If you are interested in finding a faith group in your local area you can check this list of faith groups such as Mosques and Churches for ones in your suburb.

  • Mt Gravatt Community Centre

    The Mt Gravatt Community Centre can be accessed by all members of the community in a diverse number of ways; individually and groups.  There is a place and space for everyone. Activities and groups include painting, crochet and knitting group, card making, English conversation, computer lessons, sewing group, music groups and senior’s social group.

  • Playgroup Queensland

    Playgroup Queensland supports in excess of 12,000 families in metropolitan, regional, rural and isolated communities through the State by offering early years’ programs and services that strive for optimal child well-being and development. By promoting learning through play, we build parenting skills and connect families to create strong and sustainable communities. Playgroups are informal and relaxed weekly get-togethers of  mums, dads, grandparents, carers, children and babies.

  • St. David’s Neighbourhood Centre

    St. David’s Neighbourhood Centre is a place where people find the opportunity to meet their community, family and personal needs in a friendly and supportive environment. The Centre is committed to empowering people to reach their full potential through friendship, education, social action and community building. We offer a range of programs and services for people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Broadwater Road Uniting Church

    Various social groups and activities including a play group, craft group, choir, indoor bowls, men’s society, women’s group, and a teenager social group.

  • Metro Community Hub

    Metro Community Hub specialises in supporting older people to maintain their independence, and stay connected to their community. We believe that forming and maintaining connections to neighbours, friends and the community is important throughout the whole lifespan, so our activities focus on people over 50.

  • Brisbane Southside Blind and Low Vision Support Group

    This is a social and support group for anyone who has low vision or blindness. The group meets every second Monday of each month at 9.30am in the community meeting room at the Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mount Gravatt. Any visually impaired person and friend, support worker or carer are welcome to attend and enjoy a chatty morning and express experiences that are causing concern. Tea and coffee will be served. Guest speakers are organised when possible. Contact Peter on 07 3345 7421 for further information. If you wish to come along there is no need to book, you can just turn up.  Cost: $3 for the morning tea and $10 for yearly membership.  First visit is free.

  • ARMIA - Active Refugee & Migrate Integration in Australia

    A community-based non-profit organisation of highly qualified, experienced, and truly multicultural staff and volunteers who are passionate about supporting new Australians of any cultural background to gain relevant knowledge and skills, enabling them to integrate sustainably into the Australian society. ARMIA promotes socio-economic participation and combats social isolation. ARMIA is registered with the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) as a charity to benefit refugees, migrants and asylum seekers by advancing health, education, social or public welfare and culture.

  • Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

    The Centre responds to the needs of the local community through community development work and provision of a range of services such as information and referral, crisis support, and community education in order to facilitate and enable personal and social development. A variety of group activities are held at the centre to cater to the needs of the community.

  • Brook RED

    Brook RED is a peer-operated community supporting holistic recovery from a mental health concern located in Upper Mount Gravatt.

  • SOLACE Australia

    SOLACE Australia provides grief support for those grieving over the death of their partner. Talk or listen, in a non-threatening environment, to others who have been through the trauma of losing their loved one through death. The meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month are for the grief support group but this group also has a social lunch each month on one of the other Thursdays of the month.

  • Claire’s Cottage

    Four main services: Short term respite accommodation (3 bedroom home catering for upt to 4 participants to sleep over); Day program (life and independent living skills); weekend social and community activities (day trips, parties, bbqs and weekends away); In-home services (personal care, chores, escort to social activities, support for in-home sleepovers with friends or carer night away).

  • Beyond DV

    Post-crisis domestic violence services. Offers personal development workshops, support groups, education support programs, camps, and many more to women and children. Beyond DV also helps survivors find employment through their Paloma Placement program.

  • Southside Pain Support Group

    Support group for sufferers of chronic pain (such as fybromialgia). Emphasis on the social aspect of support (not therapeutic). A support group that share experiences of chronic pain. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month between 12 PM and 2 PM. Located at the Carindale Library. Carindale Library.

  • Autism Adventures

    Autism Adventures supports and guides Autism Positive People (APP’s) into living meaningful and fulfilling lives. We can help you make the most of life, your way. Everyone gets to choose how to engage, they can relax, be themselves, and try out the social communication skills in a safe supported space. Parents and carers get to connect with people who have shared their experiences too.

Mt Gravatt Community Centre
1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
P: 0491 625 869
E: linkworker@mgcci.org.au

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