Support Program

The Support Program provided by the Amanda Young Foundation is aimed at those affected directly by meningococcal disease and their families or significant others. Meningococcal septicaemia and meningitis can have a long term impact, and affects each individual and family differently.

The Support Program is a community of those who have recovered from meningococcal disease who participate in regular social events, and receive regular newsletters, one to one meetings, phone or email contact. The program also supports those who have lost a loved one to meningococcal disease.

The program aims to:

  • Listento experiences
  • Connectwith services and other survivors
  • Assistwith the provision of resources and equipment
  • Providesupport with counselling and one-to- one contact
  • Advocate - on behalf of survivors, their carers and families

The Amanda Young Foundation Support Program Case Manager, Abby Holme, can be contacted by email at 

or by phone on 0433 309 425


The program is free and confidential. To find out about AYF’s Privacy Policy, please contact the Case Manager.

If you encounter any difficulties reaching her  you may leave a message on the office number 08 9227 4237, which will be forwarded to her.