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This page was created for people with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) by people with FND

We hope you will find the information and resources here to be independent, continue the activities you enjoy and find new ones to try, access ideas on adjustments to help you continue with work, volunteering or study, and meet new people who have a small understanding of your journey.

FND Support Groups

FND support groups provides an opportunity for people to share their experiences and feelings with others who are going through similar experiences.

The group facilitators may lead a discussion about particular topics or experiences. Meetings could involve laughter, tears, empathy, acceptance and learning something new. Groups can also help participants become more informed about FND-related topics, such as treatments, exercise and mobility, relationships and life with FND.

From time to time, we invite speakers to present topics of interest at meetings. Guest speakers may include occupational therapists, psychologists, dietitians, naturopaths and physiotherapists.

Our meetings are usually held every four to six weeks and we hold them in quiet, accessible spaces such as local council libraries.

Please check out the Events Calendar and/or join us in our Facebook group “FND Living – for People with FND” for updates.

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Our Next Events

20 June 2024 - 9:30 am

The Brisbane North group has been running since February 2021 and is a safe space to connect with other people with FND.  The group meets for two hours and when there is a guest speaker, they are usually scheduled for the second hour.

About the venue:

The meeting rooms at the Chermside Library are mobility accessible and sensory-friendly.  There are tea and coffee making facilities in the meeting room or you can grab yourself something from Cafe 641.5 inside the main library.  If you are catching public transport, the Library is two blocks from the Chermside Interchange.

If you do not have FND but would like to connect with our group, please contact [email protected] to make appropriate arrangements.

Please be mindful that all QLD support groups are run by volunteers who have FND and may have limited capacity for telephone calls.  Sending a text message instead of calling is greatly appreciated.

20 June 2024 - 9:30 am

The Toowoomba group has been running since August 2022 and is a safe space to connect with other people with FND.  The group meets for two hours and when there is a guest speaker, they are usually scheduled for the second hour.

People with FND, their family members and friends are always welcome, as are any people supporting them to attend.

If you do not have FND but would like to connect with our group, please contact [email protected] to make appropriate arrangements.

Please be mindful that all QLD support groups are run by volunteers who have FND and may have limited capacity for telephone calls.  Sending a text message instead of calling is greatly appreciated.

18 July 2024 - 9:30 am

The Brisbane North group has been running since February 2021 and is a safe space to connect with other people with FND.  The group meets for two hours and when there is a guest speaker, they are usually scheduled for the second hour.

About the venue:

The meeting rooms at the Chermside Library are mobility accessible and sensory-friendly.  There are tea and coffee making facilities in the meeting room or you can grab yourself something from Cafe 641.5 inside the main library.  If you are catching public transport, the Library is two blocks from the Chermside Interchange.

If you do not have FND but would like to connect with our group, please contact [email protected] to make appropriate arrangements.

Please be mindful that all QLD support groups are run by volunteers who have FND and may have limited capacity for telephone calls.  Sending a text message instead of calling is greatly appreciated.

18 July 2024 - 9:30 am

The Toowoomba group has been running since August 2022 and is a safe space to connect with other people with FND.  The group meets for two hours and when there is a guest speaker, they are usually scheduled for the second hour.

People with FND, their family members and friends are always welcome, as are any people supporting them to attend.

If you do not have FND but would like to connect with our group, please contact [email protected] to make appropriate arrangements.

Please be mindful that all QLD support groups are run by volunteers who have FND and may have limited capacity for telephone calls.  Sending a text message instead of calling is greatly appreciated.

15 August 2024 - 9:30 am

The Brisbane North group has been running since February 2021 and is a safe space to connect with other people with FND.  The group meets for two hours and when there is a guest speaker, they are usually scheduled for the second hour.

About the venue:

The meeting rooms at the Chermside Library are mobility accessible and sensory-friendly.  There are tea and coffee making facilities in the meeting room or you can grab yourself something from Cafe 641.5 inside the main library.  If you are catching public transport, the Library is two blocks from the Chermside Interchange.

If you do not have FND but would like to connect with our group, please contact [email protected] to make appropriate arrangements.

Please be mindful that all QLD support groups are run by volunteers who have FND and may have limited capacity for telephone calls.  Sending a text message instead of calling is greatly appreciated.

15 August 2024 - 9:30 am

The Toowoomba group has been running since August 2022 and is a safe space to connect with other people with FND.  The group meets for two hours and when there is a guest speaker, they are usually scheduled for the second hour.

People with FND, their family members and friends are always welcome, as are any people supporting them to attend.

If you do not have FND but would like to connect with our group, please contact [email protected] to make appropriate arrangements.

Please be mindful that all QLD support groups are run by volunteers who have FND and may have limited capacity for telephone calls.  Sending a text message instead of calling is greatly appreciated.