Support groups for young people

Connecting with others who have the same experiences and challenges as you and sharing experiences helps you feel understood and heard. 

Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS)

The Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS) program is a service run by young people for young people aged 14-25 years living with a chronic health condition and/or disability. 

ChIPS provides psychosocial support in a safe and inclusive setting, offering opportunities to connect with others who share similar experiences. The service is delivered through a variety of engaging, peer-led content and projects, accessible both in-person and online. 

Once you're a member of ChIPS, get ready to join us for movie nights, gaming events, bowling, Computer ChIPS (our online platform), creative arts workshops and the annual camp!


Livewire is a free online community connecting teens living with illness or disability, and their siblings, in Australia or New Zealand. Whether you’re home or in hospital, you can make friends, share stories, laugh, have a vent, and be yourself.

Their chat is available from 12pm weekdays and 9am weekends until midnight every day, plus live streaming, games, videos and competitions. 

Last updated Thursday 11th April 2024