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Local Support Groups

List of Connect Support Groups in the St Austell area:

1: Diabetes Support Group

Meets:   1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Bridge 49 - Next Door to Mount Charles Methodist Church, Victoria Road, St Austell, PL25 4QF

Free car parking

2. Affinity Group

Join us for a cuppa, share experiences, meet others, and feel supported & understood

Meets: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Bridge 49, Next Door to Mount Charles Methodist Church, Victoria Road, St Austell PL25 4QF

Free car parking

3. Mental Health Support Group

(Reaching out to people with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression)

Meets: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tesco Training Room, Tesco, Daniels Lane, St Austell PL25 3HT

Free car parking

For all of the above please contact Hayley Burgoyne for more information on hayleyburgoyne@nhs.net

4.  Kernow Carers Service

This is a free & confidential service for anyone who looks after, cares for or supports anyone with a health issue, disability or illness in Cornwall. The service offers a range of help including the following things:

  • Advice, support & guidance on what services & help are available to carers & those they care for.
  • Advocacy.
  • Assistance from a Carer Support Worker or Carer Practitioner.
  • Help with accessing an adult or carers assessment.
  • Information, advice & guidance on benefits.
  • Helping the carer plan for the future.
  • Information & guidance on respite services & researching other help available.

The service also supports Carers Forums, Support Groups, Free Training & initiatives like the “carers emergency card scheme”.

The service is delivered by a partnership of Action For Children, Cornwall Rural Community Charity & the Family Information Service. Carers can refer themselves for help by contacting the Family Information Service Helpline on 0800 587 8191 or visit the website on www.cornwallfisdirectory.org.uk & click on “home” link to access more information on the carers Service.



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