Self Help Queensland Inc (SHQ) is a not for profit community organisation formed in 1983. Our aim is to support people in taking responsibility for improving their own health and wellbeing. We do this by carrying out a range of activities that help establish, develop, promote and sustain Self Help and Support Groups in Queensland. We also act as a point of contact for individual community members, organisations and professionals to locate self help groups for themselves, their clients or patients.
Self Help and Support Groups may be large or small, informal or sophisticated, stand alone or part of a network. They vary across a broad range of health conditions and related wellbeing issues eg genetic conditions, mental health, chronic illness, disability, grief and loss, parenting, sexual health, addiction, employment, environment, multicultural, social action, rare diseases, parenting, refugees, etc.
SHQ is a registered Health Promotion Charity and we are thankful to Queensland Health for the funding we have received since 1995 to help carry out our work.