QPP Social Groups

About QPP Social Groups

QPP hosts a number of social groups and community activities each month. Where possible these are in person, together with online groups when meeting in person isn’t available. These groups provide opportunities for people living with HIV to meet others and share their knowledge and stories to develop strong support networks around the state. It is important, no matter what is going on in the world, that people living with HIV stay engaged and socially connected. 

All our upcoming events are listed on our Events Page.  A good way to find out about upcoming events is to follow us on Facebook, where we post information relating to HIV in Queensland, events and surveys relevant to PLHIV in our state.

QPP are committed to acknowledging the diverse needs of our community, and are continually adding new activities and information.  We encourage community members to get involved, whether to participate in an event or facilitate a new activity.  We welcome the feedback and idea sharing of the community.  A description of our most popular social groups is below.

Saturday Brisbane BBQ

This BBQ is open to anyone and occurs on the 1st Saturday of every month between 11:30am-1:30pm. There is usually someone from the Peer Navigation team present. This is the longest running Social Group for QPP. There is a free BBQ with drinks and salads available and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Multicultural Group

In 2020, QPP launched a Multicultural Group to support our culturally diverse communities. The group provides a safe space for people who are new to Australia or may not have English as their first language. The group comes together to connect, share food from all around the world, and take part in fun activities like BBQs, karaoke and lawn bowls.

This group is held monthly (usually the 3rd weekend of the month) if you would like to come along or would like further information, please message us through our messaging portal or give us a call on 1800 636 241.

Mature-Aged and Long-Term Survivors

This group meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at our Manilla Street office. The group is inclusive for anyone who considers themselves mature aged or a long term survivor (usually 15+ years). One of our Peer Navigators, Garth, provides lunch and snacks for a small group of attendees and allows another chance to socialise or to catch up on any news.

Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast Social Groups

Held at both coasts in South East Queensland, these gatherings are a chance to soak up some sun, and enjoy a Morning Tea or BBQ Lunch with your local community. These are held on the last Saturday of the month.

Online Groups

At times where it is not possible to meet in person, QPP offers online social groups for members of the community to stay connected. A total of 14 social groups were delivered via Zoom for the Queensland PLHIV community in 2021. One of the benefits of providing online groups was connecting people across the state, from regional and rural areas to metropolitan areas. These social groups are light-hearted and give people a break from all things COVID. We will continue to provide these forms of groups when we are unable to meet in-person.

Our trained team is here to help you should you have any questions or need support. You can contact QPP toll free from a Queensland land-line on 1800 636 241 or (07) 3013 5555 nationally, email us at info@qpp.org.au or use our contact us form.

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