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Virtual Community Support Groups

Emerge Australia’s Virtual Support Groups starting in February 2024 are now FULL.  Please use the button above to join our expression of interest list. Once we are ready to take bookings for June/July intake, we will send you an email. 

Our Virtual Community Support groups will consist of 7 groups in total, 3 carer groups focusing on connecting carers with similar experiences, and 4 groups focusing on connecting people who live with ME/CFS or Long COVID. Each group session will run once a month for 60 minutes with a trained facilitator, with the option to further connect online in the virtual discussion room which participants have access to after each session.  

The aim of our Virtual Community Support Groups is to reduce social isolation, enable meaningful connections, improve wellbeing and livelihood, provide social connections and to build a safe environment for both people who live with ME/CFS or Long COVID, and for their carers.  

To ensure carers and people with ME/CFS and Long COVID continue to be supported beyond the life of the program, a “volunteer community champions” pilot project is being developed. This will upskill community members to volunteer their time as group moderators. More information about this pilot project will be available in the new year.

The next section is for people who have booked into our virtual support groups that commence in February 2024
  1. To access your virtual support room, live sessions and discussion board, you will need to “sign up” to our virtual platform and then “sign in”. 
  2. Once Emerge Australia is ready to open your virtual room, you will receive a link via email asking you to enrol. This link is for you and should not be shared with anyone. 
  3. Once you have enrolled in your virtual room, you can use the “My enrollments” tab on the sign-in page to enter your virtual room and access your live sessions and discussion board.  
You will find your live sessions on the left-hand menu under each month.