The Genetic Support Council provides current and relevant information to individuals and families living with a genetic condition, as well as referrals to appropriate support including genetic support groups.
In Australasia, there are hundreds of such groups each focusing on a specific genetic condition. We can help put you in contact with these groups or provide the support and guidance to help you establish a new support group. The Council may also be able to provide information and support for conditions so rare that there is no specific local support group.
The Council conducts public information and awareness events to enable participants to network, increase their knowledge and skills and access up to date information about genetic issues. Forums for members are held on topics of interest or concern to enable member’s views to be represented to the wider community and State and Federal policy makers.
Promotion and advertising
The Council promotes the services at information seminars, public displays, conferences and community expos. We are able to assist member groups with the development of promotional resources such as information packages, brochures and event flyers from design through to printing.
Council member groups are able to access an air-conditioned meeting room at suitable for board meetings, training seminars or group meetings. The room accommodates up to 45 people and includes a whiteboard and audio visual facilities and kitchen facilities.
IT support and computer access
The Council actively facilitates the development of genetic support groups by providing access to expertise information and technology including office facilities to member groups to further enable and support their activities.
The GSCWA offer the Link Line service which is published in our bi-monthly Newsletter the Gene Advocate. The Link Line provides a supportive and confidential means of connecting individuals and families for whom no known genetic support group exists.
Please contact us for further information on (08) 9485 8999 or email email@example.com