Connect To Others

Sometimes it is important to connect with someone else who shares similar experiences.

Personal stories

Sharing personal experiences
Community members talk about life and managing their bleeding disorder as they get older.
Watch and read their stories

Peer support 

Peer support groups
Many state and territory Haemophilia Foundations have peer support groups that meet regularly, bringing together people with bleeding disorders and also their partners, family and close friends.
Contact your local Foundation to find out more. 

You can also speak to your Haemophilia Treatment Centre about opportunities to meet other people in the bleeding disorders community – whether you have bleeding disorder or are a partner, family or carer

Strategies for connection

Getting back to hobbies and socialising
Life after COVID or after a big change like retirement can sometimes feel a bit flat and lonely. Haemophilia Social Worker Jane Portnoy suggests some ways to exercise your social skills and get back into the swing of things
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Overcoming loneliness
Many of us experience feeling alone or separate from other people at times, even though we might be surrounded by people. What can help to feel less lonely and more connected to other people? Haemophilia Social Worker Nicoletta Crollini offers some strategies.
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Click here for more information on MENTAL WELLBEING

Date last reviewed: 30 March 2023

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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