Support Groups

About TNA Australia Support Groups

Support Groups of The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Australia were formed to offer information, support and encouragement to patients, families and friends of sufferers. Knowledge is power and your understanding can be their greatest support.

Our Objective is to provide information, support and encouragement to sufferers, their families and supporters.

Our Mission is to promote awareness of trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain amongst patients, families, the community and the medical and dental professionals who treat them.

Our Goal is to encourage a unified understanding and improved approach to treatments of TN and other facial nerve pains at a national level and to improve treatments and approaches to pain management.

Our Vision is to improve the quality of life and treatment of chronic facial pain sufferers locally, nationally and internationally.

Admission to ALL support group meetings is FREE. A donation at the door would be appreciated.

Support Group Contacts

NATIONAL
Contact Person: Kathy Meredith
Email: kathrynmer123@outlook.com
Phone: 0401 477 646
ADELAIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Person: Adrian Daniel
Email: avdaniel@bigpond.com
Phone: 0438 795 664
BRISBANE SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Person: Tony MacPherson
Email: tonymacp@westnet.com.au
Phone: 0403 290 066
GOLD COAST SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Person: Peter Gough
Email: peter.gough1@gmail.com
Phone: 0414 233 0441
MACKAY SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Person: Vicki Brown
Email: brownfamily4@bigpond.com
Phone: 07 4956 3468
MELBOURNE SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Person: Emelye Lovell
Email: emelye.lovell@gmail.com
Phone: 0400 004 110
SYDNEY SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Person: Shane Thein
Email: shane.thein@gmail.com
Phone: 0407 106 470
TASMANIA
Contact Person: Dr. Helen Tyzack
Email: TassieTNFPGroup@gmail.com
Phone: 0459 022 883

Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Due to Covid19 restrictions regular support group meetings may be cancelled or postponed please check with your support group leader to confirm the status of the meeting. Known cancellations have been removed from the Events list below.
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Saturday June 4, 2022 1:00 PM AEST
 

Come along to our Support Group Meetings at

Harrup Park Country Club, Juliet Street Mackay

Group Leader – Vicki Brown

RSVP Now!

Event Types:

Posted by Lynette Donnelly on March 11, 2022

Saturday June 4, 2022 1:30 PM AEST
 

The Meeting Rooms, Bungalows Residential Park, 325 Ready Creek Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD

Contact Peter Gough: 0414 233044

RSVP Now!

Posted by Lynette Donnelly on December 16, 2021

Saturday June 11, 2022 1:30 PM AEST
 

Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood, 3134 – Meeting room 4

Cost: A gold coin donation is welcome.  Please bring a snack/plate to share if you can

Emelye Lovell: 0400 004 110

Alan Collard: 0408 936 231

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Posted by Lynette Donnelly on December 16, 2021

Saturday June 11, 2022 1:30 PM AEST
 

30 Ridley Road,  Bridgeman Downs QLD 4035, Australia

Join Us Contact: Tony MacPherson Tel: 0403 290 066

RSVP Now!

Posted by Lynette Donnelly on December 16, 2021

Sunday June 12, 2022 1:30 PM ACST
 

Trinity Gardens Bowling Club, Albermarle St Trinity Gardens.

Join Us – Contact: Adrian Daniel – 0438 795 664

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Posted by Lynette Donnelly on December 16, 2021

Saturday June 18, 2022 10:00 AM AEST to 12:00 PM AEST
 

St James Parish Hall Level 1, 165 Phillips Street, Sydney, 2000

If unable to attend physically please still RSVP with a note to get Zoom Video Conferencing details emailed to you.

Cost: A gold coin donation is welcome.

Shane Thein: 0407 106 470

RSVP Now!

Posted by Shane Thein on January 13, 2022

Saturday July 2, 2022 10:00 AM AEST

Support Group Meeting by request, face to face or via zoom

Contact Helen Tyzack using tassietnfpgroup@gmail.com

RSVP Now!

Event Types:

Posted by Lynette Donnelly on April 22, 2022

Saturday August 6, 2022 1:30 PM AEST
 

The Meeting Rooms, Bungalows Residential Park, 325 Ready Creek Road, Burleigh Heads, QLD

Contact Peter Gough: 0414 233044

RSVP Now!

Posted by Lynette Donnelly on December 16, 2021

Saturday August 13, 2022 10:00 AM AEST to 12:00 PM AEST
 

St James Parish Hall Level 1, 165 Phillips Street, Sydney, 2000

If unable to attend physically please still RSVP with a note to get Zoom Video Conferencing details emailed to you.

Cost: A gold coin donation is welcome.

Shane Thein: 0407 106 470

RSVP Now!

Posted by Shane Thein on January 13, 2022

Saturday August 13, 2022 1:30 PM AEST
 

Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood, 3134 – Meeting room 4

Cost: A gold coin donation is welcome.  Please bring a snack/plate to share if you can

Emelye Lovell: 0400 004 110

Alan Collard: 0408 936 231

RSVP Now!

Posted by Lynette Donnelly on December 16, 2021

Our mission is to provide support and encouragement to sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia and related facial pain. All material provided on the TNA Australia website is for information purposes only; to supplement a reader’s general knowledge.