Are you, or someone close to you, living with a stoma?
Would you like to connect with other ostomates?
Surrounding yourself with other ostomates can be a great way to cope with your stoma. An Ostomy Support Group is a safe space, where people of all genders living with a stoma and their carers/families can come together regularly to share their

struggles, questions, and success stories in a supportive environment. Most groups in SA have a Stomal Therapy Nurse attending with other guest speakers from time to time where they provide information on products and support wear.

There are multiple Ostomy Support Groups across South Australia, so give their friendly volunteers a call and join the community.

Acceptance Education Friendship Support

Coordinator for the South Australian Ostomy Support Groups: Maureen O’Donnell - 0434 051 375

CENTRAL

Meet: 3rd Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. When: 2pm - 4pm Where: 147 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton Info: Maureen - 0434 051 375 or Jo – 0408 223 352

FLEURIEU

Meet: Mondays 3 monthly – usually March, June, September, and December When: 10am – 12 noon Where: Grosvenor Hotel, Ocean Street, Victor Harbor. Info: Lyn - 0421 000 960

SOUTHERN

Meet: First Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December. When: 2pm – 4pm Where: Elizabeth House, 112 Elizabeth Road, Christie Downs. Info: Lyn - 0421 000 960 or Sharmaine - 0438 853 082.

PORT AUGUSTA AND BEYOND

Info: Anne - 0429 422 942

PORT PIRIE

Meet: 3rd Tuesday of each month. When: 1pm - 2:30pm. Where: Pt Pirie Lions Club Hall, cnr Federation Rd & Hallam St, Port Pirie. Info: Jenni - 8638 4536 or 0481 484 347.

YORKE PENINSULA

Meet: 3rd Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December. When: 1:30pm – 3.30pm. Where: Senior Citizen’s Hall, 3 Verran Terrace, Moonta (next to Bowling Club). Info: Helen - 0419 839 869

SOUTH EAST

Meet: Thursdays. When: 10:30am – 12.30pm. Where: Alternates between: St Martin's Church Fellowship area 17 Edward Street Mount Gambier 5390 OR Coonawarra Soldiers Hall 11 Memorial Drive Coonawarra 5263. Info: Barbara – 0415 477 978 or Leeanne – 0418 733 111

BAROSSA

Meet: 3rd Monday of February, April, June, August, October, December. When: Held over lunch or dinner. Where: Vine Inn Hoopman Room 14 - 22 Murray Street Nuriootpa. Info: Barbara - 0417 068 177

NORTHERN

Where: Elizabeth Playford Lions Club Hilcott Street, Elizabeth North. Info: northernostomygroup@gmail.com

MUDDY PUDDLES FOUNDATION

muddypuddlesfoundation.org.au Call 0420 413 857

Coordinator for the South Australian Ostomy Support Groups: Maureen O’Donnell - 0434 051 375