Sunflower Centre (Newcastle)

A place for you in Newcastle (Mayfield)

One Door Sunflower Centre Newcastle also houses Centre-Based Services. Centre-Based Services are a place you can go to take part in activities to help you on your mental health journey.


  • Computer skills 
  • Cooking groups
  • Creative writing and poetry
  • Let's jam - for budding musicians
  • Arts & Crafts and knitting/crocheting
  • Let's talk about Mental Health (Guest Speakers)
  • NDIS information sessions and Carer Education sessions
  • Physical health activities eg Tai Chi, Swimming
  • Social outings, excursions
  • Men's social group
  • Women's business
  • Newcastle Mental Health Support Group for carers and consumers

Contact Details and Hours


 182a Maitland Road  Monday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Mayfield NSW 2304  Tuesday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 02 8315 1450  Wednesday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Thursday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
   Friday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm


About our Centre Based Groups

Cooking with Troy - Learn how to shop for and prepare simple, healthy and cost effective meals, then enjoy your creation together.

Men’s Social group – a place for men to connect whilst learning new experiences or doing activities such as fishing, golf, BBQs, dining, sporting events, game days and centre based “man cave” type activities. (Includes cook ups, jam sessions, movies and general chill outs with the lads).

Ladies Social Group - a place for women to discuss issues, explore topics of interest or plan speakers or outings. Activities include; baking, pamper days, shopping, simple craft. Come and connect with other ladies in a relaxed environment.

Computer Confidence Class – improve your computer skills eg. Setting up an email account, internet searching, shopping online, designing cards or flyers, and working on simple word documents.

Centre Based Activities – also include play doh, colouring, DVD watching, playing games on Wii, board games, jig-saw puzzles, brain teasers, art and craft, knitting and crochet – work on your own project or join us in working on our “Wrap with Love” blanket, for which supplies are provided. (See Come in and try out your favourite activity.

Fishing Club – New! Running Friday mornings, for all you keen fishermen. Rods, tackle and bait can be provided. Contact office on 8315 1450 or your Support Worker for further details. Open to men and women.