Social & Support Groups

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Our social and support groups are purposely designed for members of the community to  learn together, to encourage each other and grow together.

A great place to meet new people with similar interests and goals, NSCLC is a warm and inviting environment to spend some time to nurture yourself.

The warm and inviting rooms at the hub will have you feeling right at home. Find a large range of social and support groups below.

Social Groups

Grow together, spend time as a community learning something new, or creating friendships while working together in one of our craft or social groups.

Support Groups

Encourage, learn and grow together while supporting each other. Our support groups are warm and inviting to enable you to spend time with others discussing areas of interest.

Health & Wellbeing

Find out more about your health and wellbeing at one of our clinics or classes. Join us for an informative session or get involved in a class.

Social Groups

Grow together, spend time as a community learning something new, or creating friendships while working together in one of our craft or social groups.

  • Social craft group

  • Every Wednesday
    (during Victorian school terms only)
    Time: 11am – 2:30pm

    • Get out of the house
    • Socialise while you craft
    • Share skills & experience with others
    • Bring your own materials

    FREE

  • Oil Painting

  • Every Thursday
    (during Victorian school terms only)
    Time: 1pm – 3pm

    • Bring your own piece of art to work on
    • Socialise while you paint
    • Share skills & experience with others
    • Bring your own materials

    FREE

  • Mens Shed

  • Every Thursday
    (during Victorian school terms only)
    Time: 9am – 3pm

    • Get out of your shed & work in a group environment
    • Share experiences & skills
    • Age 17 and above welcome
    • Contact reception for more information

    FREE

  • Strawberry Patches (quilting group)

  • Every Tuesday

    (during Victorian school terms only)
    Time: 9am – 3pm

     

    $2

  • The Applique Guild of Australia (TAG)

  • Date: 17th February, 17th March, 7th April
    Contact Gael Thompson 0458 215 794 for more information
    Time: 10am – 1pm

    • TAG is a group of patch workers
    • Strong interest in Applique technique
    • Hand and machine Applique
    • Bring your materials and work among friends
    • Chat, work and share accomplishments
    • Share techniques & knowledge
    • Bring your own materials

    $5

  • Craft for a cause

  • Every Friday
    (during Victorian school terms only)
    Time: 10am – 2:30pm

    • Volunteer your crafting skills for a good cause
    • Create crochet items for people in need
    • Knit items for those who need them most
    • Create something beautiful for a cause
    • Bring lunch, create while you socialise
    • learn to knit, crochet or use a sewing machine
    • Meet like minded people

    FREE

  • Bear Making

  • Every Tuesday

    (during Victorian school term)
    Time: 12pm – 3pm

    • Have you every wondered how a teddy bear is made?
    • Wanted to make one yourself and not sure where to start
    • This is class teaches you how to make simple teddy bears
    • Bears are hand sewn
    • Learn to set the eyes, embroider the nose, stuffing and jointing
    • Every 4 weeks learn to make a new bear
    • All materials provided
    • Even if you know how to make teddy bears come along and join the fun
    $10 per bear (price will vary from bear to bear)

  • Introduction to Candle Making

  • Dates: Wednesday 8th December OR  Sunday  5th December      
    Time: 11am – 1pm

    In this class you will learn how to make a container candle using natural wax or melts. You will be given a brief overview of equipment required and included.

    Some of the topics covered are:

    • How to choose a suitable container.
    • The difference between types of wax.
    • The different options on scenting my candles.
    • The importance of correct wick size.
    • Safety and clean up.

    Cost: $45 per person

Support Groups

  • Shepparton ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Support Group

  • Date: Second Friday of the month

    Facebook: Shepparton ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Support Group         Contact: Georgie on (03) 5821 0988 or 0421 476 701
    Email: [email protected]
    Time: 10am – 12pm

    • Offers support to the sufferer, their family and or carer.
    • Provides information, friendship, understanding and empathy from other sufferers.
    • Occasionally various professional guest speakers attend the meetings.

    Gold Coin Donation

  • Shepparton & District Stroke Support Group

  • Date: 18th February, 18th March
    Contact: (03) 5826 0220 for more information
    Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

    • Support and understanding for survivors
    • Support for families & carers
    • Understanding the challenges of stroke survival
    • Benefit from knowledgeable support & education
    • Monthly meetings

    FREE

  • Shepparton Dementia Support Group

  • Date: 7th February, 7th March, 4th April
    Contact: Jenny Doxey on 0413 464 504 for more information
    Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

    • Support group for family carers of people with Dementia

    FREE

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Date: Every Friday 

    including school holidays & public holidays
    Contact: Les on (03) 5831 5532
    Time: 8pm – 9:30pm

    • Having trouble with alcohol?
    • Does your drinking worry you?
    • Is it causing you to get into unpleasant or dangerous situations?
    • Are family members complaining about your drinking?
    • The AA program of recovery may be able to help you

    FREE

  • Shepparton MS Peer Support Group

  • Date: 15th February, 15th March
    Contact: 1800 042 138 for more information
    Time: 9:30am – 1pm

    • A support group for those living with Multiple Sclerosis and carers
    • An active group splitting meeting between education and actively participating in an external outing/event program
    • Members are empowered and gain self- esteem and self-respect through participation of educational sessions, research information and trying new activities

    FREE

  • Open Place ( Support for forgotten Australians)

  • Date: 9th November
    Time: 11:30pm – 2:30pm

    • Open Place is a support group and advocacy service that co-ordinates and provides direct assistance to address the needs of people who grew up in Victorian orphanages & children’s homes during the last  century.
    • Monthly meetings

    FREE

Encourage, learn and grow together while supporting each other.  Our support groups are warm and inviting to enable you to spend time with others discussing areas of interest.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Find out more about your health and wellbeing at one of our clinics or classes.  Join us for an informative session or get involved in a class.

  • Pacemaker clinic

  • Date: 3rd February, 24th April
    Contact: the Royal Melbourne Hospital- Cardiology Department (03) 9342 7133
    Time: 9am – 3:30pm

    • Clinic run by The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Cardiology Department
    • Bookings essential

    FREE

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