Support Groups List

Metropolitan Sydney Groups

Place and name of group

Who attends the group

Time and place of meeting

Contact

Balmain Mental Health Carers Support Group
Carers 1st Tuesday, 7pm. 
Balmain Town Hall
Bronwyn - 0427 601 795
Bronwyn.Monro@gmail.com
Bankstown Beautiful Minds People interested in raising awareness about mental health and supporting local mental health services. 1st Monday, 7pm.
Bankstown Sports Bowling Club
Meeting room entrance on Northam St or
enter via the club on Olympic Parade.
Susan - 0402 647 497
susan.curd@bigpond.com
http://www.beautifulmindsbankstown.net.au/
Bankstown Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Tuesday, 7pm.
Banks House Hospital Basement
Cnr Clarabel and Gallipoli Sts, Bankstown
Call Mae mob: 0439 437 926
or
Carer Assist - 02 9708 2670
noeline.charters@onedoor.org.au 
Bondi Junction -
Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Support Group (Note: this meeting is closing on May 22, 2017. If you are interested to attend the last meeting please contact Greg or Mary).
People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
2nd & 4th Monday, 5.30-7.30pm
Church In The Marketplace
Cnr Oxford St / Newland St
Bondi Junction
Greg / Mary - 9399 3026
forsterg@bigpond.com
Burwood Carers 3rd Tuesday, 7pm.
Burwood RSL
Loris 02 9708 2670
loris.saysana@onedoor.org.au
Campbelltown Carers Support Group Carers 3rd Tues 5.30-7.30pm
Campbelltown RSL  
Janelle - 0423 767 501
janelle.hint@onedoor.org.au
Campbelltown -
Beautiful Minds
People interested in improving mental health services in the Campbelltown area 1st Thursday, 4pm-6pm
Ingleburn Community Health Centre
Sandra 0408 633 181
sandrarick@bigpond.com
http://www.beautifulminds.net.au/
Hornsby Kuringai Association Carers, people recovering from mental illness and those who are interested in providing support Meetings held in the
Cottage-in-the-Park,
Cnr Stuart and Illoura Sts., Wahroonga
Nick 9980 2500
hkasgroup16@gmail.com
Call for information about the next meeting and to get on the mailing list.
Inner West Carers 3rd Wednesday, 9.30am-11.30am Julie 02 9708 2670
Julie.hill@onedoor.org.au 
Liverpool Fairfield Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Thursday, 11am-1pm (not January)
Cabravale Diggers Club
1 Bartley St, Canley Vale
Contact Mardi 9708 2670;
mardi.haworth@onedoor.org.au
Group leader, Carol
Search on Facebook for
"Liverpool - Fairfield mental health carers support group"
Manly, North Head
Art Wednesday
Carers Every Wednesday 11.30am-2.30pm
Art Space, North Head, Manly Sanctuary
Lotte 9977 0099
lotte.conradi@onedoor.org.au
North Shore People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
1st Thursday, 7.30pm, (not January or July)
Uniting Church, corner Shirley Rd & Nicholson St, Crows Nest
Suzanne and Joan 0451 038 307,
nssglead@hotmail.com
Northern Beaches Mental Health Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
2nd Tuesday, 7.30pm, (not June, July or August),
Brookvale Community Centre
2 Alfred Rd, Brookvale
Margaret 0407 662 149,
margaretwillingsjumblerock@gmail.com
Pennant Hills - Women Survivors of Child Sexual Assault Women Survivors  Weekly, Mondays, 12noon
Pennant Hills Community Health
5 Fisher Ave 
Helga Ph:9481 8729
or
Vera at the Community Health Centre
Ph:9483 7999
Parramatta Information and Social People looking for information about the mental health sector Local volunteer Leslie can provide information about local services. Ring Leslie or meet in the Parramatta Library meeting rooms on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Leslie 0407 368 095,
leslierogan@hotmail.com
Ryde Bipolar Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers
Carers
1st Sunday, 2pm
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club (West Ryde)
Simply attend the meeting or ring
One Door Mental Health Ph: 9879 2600
email hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
 
  

Regional NSW Groups

 

Place and name of group

Who attends the group

Time and place of meeting

Contact

Albury / Wodonga - Oasis Carers for social support and information exchange
1st Thursday, 2.30pm-4pm
Café Borellas, Albury
Susan at Carer Assist 6021 5882
susan.morris@onedoor.org.au
Armidale Carers Last Wednesday 5pm,
in different locations
Isabelle 6772 3211
isabelle.devos@onedoor.org.au
Ballina Carers  4th Monday 5-7pm
Ballina Surf Club
Jingi Wahla Room
Lighthouse Rd, East Ballina 
Shelley 0424 229 244 or 6681 4375
swestgate@live.com.au  
Bateman's Bay - Caring Connections Carers 2nd Wednesday
Location varies (call to find out)
Julie call 0421 078 485
thesturats@hotmail.com
Bathurst Mental Health Carers Support Group Inc Carers  3rd Thursday, 7pm,
Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre (BINC),
96 Russell St, Bathurst  
Christine 6367 9292,
zemzem27@hotmail.com
Bega - Peer Support Art Group Adults with a lived experience of mental illness.  Create art and share social support in a safe, non-judgemental space.

Tuesdays 10:00-12:00
Personal Helpers & Mentors Service
64 Carp Street, Bega 2550

Megan Sidey, Recovery Support Worker
Ph: (02) 6492 1811
megan.sidey@onedoor.org.au

Bombala - Hearing Voices Self-Help Group People with lived experience, Consumers,
Voice Hearers
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
12noon
Abundant Life Centre
100 Maybe St, Bombala

Peter 0459183838
Jen 0434688010
Cathy 0401141105

Cessnock People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers 
1st Monday, 7pm
Cessnock Supporters Club, 1 Darwin St, Cessnock
Julie, 8315 1450

julie.killeen@onedoor.org.au 
Central Coast Schizophrenia and Bi-polar Fellowship People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
1st Thursday, 1pm-3pm,
Gosford Uniting Church, Donison St, room 3,
Stephanie 4344 7989
ks.wood@bigpond.com
Coffs Harbour Carers 1st Tuesday 10am-12nn.
Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Gordon St, Coffs Harbour
Yvonne 6652 8633
vmyquad@yahoo.com.au
Chris
waves372@hotmail.com
Coffs Harbour Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers 1st Thursday, 11am-12.30pm, (not January)
Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Gordon St, Coffs Harbour
Dusty 0408 065 256
dustydempsey@hotmail.com
Cooma - Hearing Voices Self-Help Group People with lived experience, Consumers,
Voice Hearers
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Monaro Community Access Service
Lambie Street
(Next to the Hotel)
Cooma
Peter 0459183838
Jen 0434688010
Cathy 0401141105
Cootamundra Care Recipient Group Care Recipients, Consumers Every Thursday 11am-2pm
Old Hospital Bld, 30 Mackay St, Cootamundra
Tanya 6921 6064 
Dubbo Coffee Club Consumers, People with the lived experience of mental illness Every Wednesday, 10-11.30am
Fiona or Sue
6882 2855
dubbophams@onedoor.org.au 
Dubbo Social Skills Group Consumers, People with the experience of mental illness Mondays, 1.30-2.30pm
Ground Floor Oliver House
34 Church St, Dubbo
Fiona or Sue
6882 2855
dubbophams@onedoor.org.au
Glen Innes - CUPS (Carers Under Pressures) Carers 4th Tuesday, 1pm
Highway Diner, New England Hwy, Northside
Isabelle, Miriam 02 6772 3211
Isabelle.devos@onedoor.org.au
dandmdadley@ozemail.com.au
Great Lakes Mental Health Family and Friends Support Group Carers  2nd Wednesday, 10am-12noon, location varies Mydie 6551 4333
mydie.keegan@onedoor.org.au  
Illawarra - Pampering Carers Alternate Mondays, 9.30am-11.30am
Meeting Room Bulli Community Centre, 
328 Princes Highway, Bulli
Julie 4285 0019
lynne.hutton@onedoor.org.au
Illawarra - CALD Carers Carers with diverse ethnic backgrounds 2nd Monday each month, 12noon-2pm
Illawarra Yacht Club, Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley
Lynne 0458 299 067
lynne.hutton@onedoor.org.au 
Illawarra - Multicultural Social Skills Group   Every Wednesday 11am-2pm
Warilla Community Centre, Belfast Avenue
Julie 4285 0019
lynne.hutton@onedoor.org.au
Illawarra - Boys Are Back In Town Consumers Every Wednesday, 11am-2pm
Location varies
Mary 4285 0019
lynne.hutton@onedoor.org.au
Kempsey -
Macleay Valley Mental Health Carer and Support Group
Carers 1st Wednesday, 10am-12noon
48 Wide St, West Kempsey
Kaye 02 6562 6732
silvercloud@bigpond.com
Kempsey Coffee and Yarn Anyone effected by mental health who are looking for a pleasant afternoon together 

Weekly, Wednesdays, 3 - 5pm
Kempsey Riverside Park

Jennifer - 6562 7337
Sandi - 0411 022 137 
Lake Macquarie Carers 1st & 3rd Thursday, 1pm Jennifer 4968 9268
Jennifer.fay@onedoor.org.au
Maitland Carers 3rd Thursday, 9.30am
Hunter Valley Mental Health Service Unit 10, 555 High St Maitland
David 0498 119 680
Or email Katrina
katrina.thorpe@onedoor.org.au
Merimbula -
Sapphire Coast
Carers Last Friday, 11am
Venue rotates between Bega and Merimbula
Yvonne, 4474 0900
susan.morris@onedoor.org.au
Moss Vale Carers 2nd Wednesday, 10am
Kate 4868 2755
kate@onedoor.org.au
Moree Mental Health Carer Support Group Carers 3rd Wednesday
5.30pm
Kristy 9879 2683
kristy.goman@onedoor.org.au
Narromine Ladies Morning Tea All women with an interest in mental health 3rd Thursday, 10am-11.30am
CWA hall, corner of Nymagee and Third Ave
Erin - 02 6882 2855
erin.stageman@onedoor.org.au 
Newcastle People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
3rd Monday, 4pm
Sunflower Centre Mayfield
182a Maitland Rd
Julie 8315 1450
Julie.killeen@onedoor.org.au
Newcastle -
Let's Talk About Mental Health
People new to the support group
People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
1st Monday, 2.30-3.30pm
Sunflower Centre Mayfield
182a Maitland Rd
Julie 8315 1450
Julie.killeen@onedoor.org.au
Nowra - Shoalhaven Mental Health Fellowship People with lived experience and Carers
This group meets monthly to organise local events for mental health awareness and support. Call Matthew for more information.
Matthew ph: 44218002
matthew.sproule@health.nsw.gov.au
Nowra - Crafty Creations Consumers  2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am-12noon
"West Street" Complex, Nowra
Sharon 4285 0019
lynne.hutton@onedoor.org.au
Port Macquarie - Hastings Mental Health Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
Last Friday, 10am-12nn
McAdams Building (adjacent to Players Theatre)
Sheila 0408 235 870
mentalhealthsupport@hotmail.com
On Facebook search for
"Hastings Mental Health Support Group"
Singleton Combined People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
Last Friday, 12noon
Uniting Church Hall
Church St, Singleton
Kirsten.noack@onedoor.org.au
Ph:0466 453 078
Tamworth Mental Health Carers Support Group Carers and People interested in mental health and available services 1st Tuesday, 5pm
4 Darling St, Tamworth
Ask for the carers support group on
mob 0414913523
or contact Joyce at Carer Assist
02 6761 3222
joyce.vernon@onedoor.org.au
 
Taree - Manning MH Social Family and Friends Carers Last Monday, 10am-12noon
Taree Library meeting room
Mydie 6551 4333
Mydie.keegan@onedoor.org.au
Ulladulla Carers Carers 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 1pm-3pm
Ulladulla Community Resources Centre,
78 St Vincents Street,
Sharon 4285 0019
lynne.hutton@onedoor.org.au
Wagga Wagga Carers 1st Friday, 11.30am
Leonie 6925 9399
leonie@onedoor.org.au
Wagga Wagga - Ladies Carer Group Female Carers Every Monday, 10am-12noon
47-49 Gurwood St, Wagga Wagga
Tanya 6921 6064 
Warialda Carers 2nd Tuesday, 2.30pm
Warialda Information Centre
Kristy 9879 2683
kristy.goman@onedoor.org.au
Woolgoolga Mental Health Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers 2nd Tuesday, 10.40am
Woolgoolga Community Hall
Dusty 0408 065 256
dustydempsey@hotmail.com
Yamba Carers 1st Monday, 10am Julia julia3257@bigpond.com
  

Specialised One Door Support Groups

Place and name of group

Who attends the group

Time and place of meeting

Contact

Bankstown - Arabic Speaking Carers Group Carers 3rd Tuesday, 10am-12noon 
Arab Council
Shop 15-16, Terrace Plaza
212 Terrace St, Bankstown
Call Carer Assist 9708 2670
sara.diterlizzi@onedoor.org.au
 
Bankstown - Vietnamese Speaking Carers Group Carers Bankstown Carer Assist Office Lianne 9708 2670
Lianne@onedoor.org.au
Burwood - NOUS
Greek Support Group
Carers
Andonia 9715 7215
andonia.kapsalis@onedoor.org.au
Canterbury - NOUS Greek Carers Group Carers 3rd Monday, 10am-2pm
Bridewater House, 11 Berna Ave, Canterbury
Nonorta 9715 7215
nonorta.youkhana@onedoor.org.au
Morisset Hospital - Kestral Unit
Flames Forensic Consumers
People with lived experience who are living in Morisset Hospital Sunflower Centre Hamilton Newcastle@onedoor.org.au
Ph: 8315 1450
Newcastle - Nexus Adolescent inpatients Every Thursday, 3-5pm
John Hunter Hospital
Newcastle@onedoor.org.au
Ph: 8315 1450
On Fire! Activities for young carers time and place varies according to the activity Shay 9879 2600
shay.hedayet@onedoor.org.au
Women Survivors of Child Sexual Assault - Pennant Hills Women survivors Weekly meeting
Mondays, 12noon
Pennant Hills Community Health
5 Fisher Ave 
Helga Ph:9481 8729
or
Vera at the Community Health Centre
Ph:9483 7999

Ryde Bipolar Support Group  People with lived experience, Consumers,
Carers
1st Sunday, 2pm
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club (West Ryde)
Contact via One Door Mental Health
9879 2600
Wagga Wagga -
Support After Suicide
Family and friends who have lost someone by suicide Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov
- 2nd Wednesday, 6pm,
Wagga Wagga RSL
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.
- 2nd Friday, 2pm
58 Plumpton Rd, Wagga
Nola 0458 224 430
wwsasgroup@gmail.com