Social groups and staying connected
Are you are feeling alone or socially isolated? Read how to stay connected with your community.
Joining a social or community group can help you to feel valued and a part of your local community.
To find a social or community group near you:
- visit one of Queensland’s Indigenous Knowledge Centres. They are a learning and meeting place where you can access the internet and other free services
- contact your local council to find free social and relaxation activities in your area
- join your local library it’s a safe place that provides free access to books, magazines, DVDs and the internet
- visit the Our Community website.
Other community groups providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities include:
- children’s playgroups
- Neighbourhood Watch groups
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) groups.
Start your own community group
Check what you need to know to start your own community group.
Women’s business and support groups
If you would like to talk to someone about women’s business or get connected with your local community, contact the:
- Nungeena Aboriginal Corporation for Women's Business
- North Queensland Combined Women's Service - The Women's Centre
- National Rural Women’s Coalition.
To find social groups for men near you, contact MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978.
Contact Mibbinbah for more information.
There are over 500 Men’s Sheds around Australia where men can work on projects while they socialise and make friends.
The internet and social networks
Learn about social networking and free internet access.
The Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people aged 10 to 25. The choir is free to talented young Indigenous participants. It is committed to singing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.