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Support Groups and Kidney Clubs

Kidney support groups are groups of people and carers living with all forms of kidney disease who meet regularly over coffee to connect socially and share their experiences in an emotionally supportive environment.

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These groups are often organized through renal units or through active members of the community wanting to connect to like-minded people locally. Kidney Clubs are support groups that are endorsed and supported by Kidney Health Australia.

Some groups organize events, fundraisers and educational activities such as guest speakers discussing disease management, nutrition, treatment types and accessing information.

Find a Kidney Support Group Near You

Start your own Kidney Support Group

Many people host their own Kidney support groups in coffee shops, neighbourhood centres, parks or even online. There are no set rules; you and your members can decide.

If you’re interested in setting up your own Kidney Support Group, Kidney Health Australia can help. Get in touch with us at or 1800 454 363 and start connecting with your local community today.

You can read more about starting you own Kidney support group by downloading our Kidney Connect Guide.

Download the Kidney Connect Guide

Meet Brad. Whilst on dialysis he had the chance to meet other living with kidney disease and hear stories from patients and their families. This inspired him to establish the The Eurobodalla Renal Support Group & Organ Donor Awareness.

Click here to read more of his story.

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