Support Groups

    Unfortunately, due to the Corona Virus most of our support group members are not meeting in person. If you are part of a One Door Support Group, we'd love you to join our Support Groups Facebook group. It is a private group, so it is safe and respectful, and is supported by One Door staff. Click here: One Door Mental Health Support Groups


    When it is safe again, after the Corona Virus, we will return to building our new Strong and Social mutual support groups. Strong and Social groups are designed to help people build recovery, maintain their mental health and stay connected with others who understand. Click here to see our Strong and Social Meetup page.

    We are currently holding two online and and phone-in meetings each week using Zoom. If you are part of a One Door Support Group, or would like to be, please contact us and we'll give you the details about how to join the meeting. We'd love to meet you.

    Contact our Support Groups Coordinator to find out more:
    Hugh Worrall, 0466 306 206 or email
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au

    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 each month, 7pm. 
    Balmain Town Hall

    Bronwyn - 0427 601 795
    Bronwyn.Monro@gmail.com

    Bankstown Beautiful Minds People interested in raising awareness and funds for mental health  4th Monday each month, 6.30pm
    Panania Christian Church
    183 Tower St, Panania
    bmbankstown@gmail.com
    www.facebook.com/beautifulmindsbankstown
    Bankstown Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Tuesday each month, 7pm
    Room 4, Level 4
    Bankstown Hospital
    Mae - 0439 473 926
    carerservices@onedoor.org.au
    Bankstown - Arabic Speaking Carers Group  Carers 3rd Monday each month, 10am
    in Bankstown - call for the details.

    Loretta - 9708 2670 or
    0478 404 658
    loretta.doolan@onedoor.org.au

    Burwood Carers 3rd Tuesday each month, 7pm.
    Burwood RSL

    Loris - 02 9708 2670
    or 0466 549 095
    loris.saysana@onedoor.org.au

    Burwood - NOUS
    Greek Support Group
    Carers  Please call for details.  Paraskevi - 0428 907 573

    paras.trianta@onedoor.org.au

    Campbelltown Carers Support Group Carers 3rd Tuesday each month, 5.30pm.
    One Door Mental Health
    3/208 Queen St
    Campbelltown
    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 each month, 6pm. 
    Ingleburn RSL Board Room

    Cheryl
    sparadel@bigpond.net.au

    Canterbury Mental Health Carers Carers 2nd Tuesday each month, 10am.
    Bridgewater House,
    11 Berna Ave, Canterbury

    Valentina - 0401 694 396
    valentinamk@onedoor.org.au

    Canterbury - NOUS Greek Carers Group Carers  1st and 3rd Monday each month, 10am.
    Bridgewater House,
    11 Berna Ave, Canterbury
    Paraskevi - 0428 907 573

    paras.trianta@onedoor.org.au

    Canterbury - Vietnamese Carers Support Group Vietnamese-speaking Carers Fortnightly on Monday's, 10am. 
    Bridgewater House,
    11 Berna St Canterbury
    Lianne - 0478404662
    lianne@onedoor.org.au
    Hornsby Kuringai Association (HKA)

    Carers and people living with mental illness. HKA provides a community forum for important discussions about mental health.

    Cottage-in-the-Park,
    Cnr Stuart and Illoura St, Wahroonga
    (approx 6 meetings per year).
    Hugh - 0466 306 206
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
     
    Hornsby - Strong and Social
    People who have experienced mental health problems. People who are wanting to maintain their recovery, their mental health and connect with other people who understand. This is a community-based mutual support group not a therapy group.
    Coming soon after covid.
    Monthly.
    Details to be confirmed.

    Hugh - 0466 306 206
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
    Click here: Strong and Social - Meetup 


    Liverpool Fairfield Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Thursday each month, 11am. 
    Cabravale Diggers Club
    1 Bartley St, Canley Vale
    Amy - 02 4625 1639
    amy.kemp@onedoor.org.au

    Liverpool - Strong and Social
    People who have experienced mental health problems. People who are wanting to maintain their recovery, their mental health and connect with other people who understand. This is a community-based mutual support group not a therapy group.
    Coming soon - after Covid.
    Monthly.
    Details to be announced.

    Hugh 0466 306 206
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
    Click here: Strong and Social - Meetup

    North Shore People with lived experience, Consumers,
    Carers
    1st Thursday each month, 7.30pm. 
    Uniting Church, corner Shirley Rd & Nicholson St, Crows Nest.
    Suzanne and Joan 0451 038 307
    nssglead@hotmail.com
    Northern Beaches Mental Health Support Group Carers and people with lived experience 2nd Tues each month, 7pm.
    Brookvale Community Centre
    2 Alfred Rd, Brookvale

    Hugh Worrall - 0466 306 206
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au

    Pennant Hills - Women Survivors of Child Sexual Assault Women Survivors  Weekly, Monday at 12noon.
    Pennant Hills Community Health
    5 Fisher Ave, Pennant Hills 
    Helga - 02 9481 8729
    Community Health Centre -
    02 9483 7999
    Parramatta Network This is a small social group interested in mental health and Parramatta heritage issues. Meetings are usually an informal discussion led by Leslie who also has a lot of mental health referral information. It is not a structured meeting and is not suitable for those looking for personal support.

    1st Tuesday each month, 6pm.
    Seniors Centre, 2nd floor next to Parramatta Library. 

    Leslie - 0407 368 095,
    leslierogan@hotmail.com
    Parramatta - Strong and Social
    People who have experienced mental health problems. People who are wanting to maintain their recovery, their mental health and connect with other people who understand. This is a community-based  mutual support group not a therapy group.
    Coming soon after covid.
    Monthly.
    Details to be confirmed.

    Hugh 0466 306 206
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
    Click here: Strong and Social - Meetup

     

    Ryde Bipolar Support Group People with lived experience and 
    Carers
    1st Sunday each month, 2pm.
    Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club (West Ryde)
    Hugh - 0466 306 206
     hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
     
    Villawood - Vietnamese Carers Support Group Vietnamese speaking carers 4th Monday each month, 10:00am.
    Villawood Senior Citizens Centre
    29 Villawood Rd, Villawood
    Lianne - 0478 404 662
    lianne@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 each month, 2.30pm.
    Local Cafe

    Susan - 02 6021 5882
    susan.morris@onedoor.org.au

    Armidale Carers 4th Monday each month, 
    Alternating lunch-time and after-work. 

    Isabelle - 02 6772 3211
    isabelle.devos@onedoor.org.au

    Bateman's Bay - Caring Connections Carers

    3rd Wednesday each month. Please call for location. 

    Allyn - 0422 404 442
    acc.cooke@gmail.com
    Angela 0455 402 763
    Angela.stewart@onedoor.org.au
    Bathurst Mental Health Carers Support Group Inc Carers  3rd Thursday each month, 7pm,
    Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre (BINC),
    96 Russell St, Bathurst  
    Christine - 02 6367 9292,
    zemzem27@hotmail.com
     Bega Carers Support Group
     Carers 3rd Monday each month
    5.15pm to 7pm

    Bega
    Samantha scram1970@yahoo.com.au
    Merimbula
    John and Lynda john.aynsley@bigpond.com
    Christopher Young chyoung.au@gmail.com

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

    Cathy - 0401141105

    Cessnock People with lived experience,
    Carers. 
    1st Monday each month, 7pm.
    Cessnock Supporters Club,
    1 Darwin St, Cessnock.
    Margaret - 02 4937 1200
     https://www.facebook.com/groups/550839474934663/
    Central Coast Schizophrenia and Bi-polar Fellowship People with lived experience,
    Carers.

    1st Thursday each month, 1pm.
    Gosford Uniting Church - room 3. Donison St, Gosford. 

    Stephanie - 02 4344 7989
    ks.wood@bigpond.com
    Coffs Harbour Carers 1st Tuesday each month, 10am.
    Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Gordon St, Coffs Harbour

    Yvonne - 02 6652 8633
    vmyquad@yahoo.com.au
    Chris
    waves372@hotmail.com

    Deniliquin Carer Support Group Carers 1st Monday each month, 10.30am.
    Intereach Napier St, Deniliquin. 

    Michelle Conroy - 0481 010 728
    michelle.conroy@onedoor.org.au

    Glen Innes - CUPS (Carers Under Pressure) Carers  4th Tuesday each month, 1pm.
    Highway Diner
    New England Hwy,
    Glen Innes. 
    Isabelle - 02 6772 3211
    isabelle.devos@onedoor.org.au
    Goulburn Mental Health Family and Carers Support Group Mental health carers for building social support and information exchange.

    3rd Tuesday each month,  10:30am.
    Meets at the Greengrocers on Clifford St. 

    Setayesh - 0400 533 052 
    seta.noor@onedoor.org.au

    Great Lakes Mental Health Carer Support Group  Carers 

    2nd Wednesday each month, 10am.

    Please contact for location. 

    Margaret - 0456 966 173
    glmentalhealthcarers@gmail.com
    Mydie - 02 6551 4333
    mydie.keegan@onedoor.org.au

    Inverell Support Group

    Carers and people with the experience of mental health problems

    1st Tuesday each month, 2pm. 

    Please contact for location. 

    Kristy - 02 6721 4197
    kristy.goman@onedoor.org.au
    Kempsey -
    Macleay Valley Mental Health Carer and Support Group
    Carers 1st Thursday each month, 10am.
    40 Clyde St, Kempsey. 
    Dympna - 02 6589 5017
    Maslind@missionaustralia.com.au
    Lake Macquarie Support Group
    Carers

    2nd Thursday each month,
    12.30pm-2.30pm.
    Lake Macquarie Mental Health Service
    1a Dudley Rd, Charlestown.

    Alyssa - 02 4904 9000
    Debbie - 0466 560 233
    debbie.dunn@onedoor.org.au  
    Maitland Carers 3rd Thursday each month, 10am. 
    Headspace
    73 Elgin St, Maitland. 

    Carol - 0425 262 464
    Catherine.wendell@onedoor.org.au

    Merimbula -
    Sapphire Coast
    Carers

    Last Friday each month, 11am.
    Merimbula Club Sapphire.

    Lynette - 0466 329 315
    lynette.duck@onedoor.org.au
    Moss Vale Carers

    2nd Wednesday, 10am. 

    Please contact for location. 

    Carmel - 02 4868 2755
    carmel.averillo@onedoor.org.au
    Newcastle People with lived experience, carers. 

    Social activities each month between meetings.
    Meet on the 3rd Monday each month, 4pm.
    Baptist Care
    88 Hanbury St, Mayfield. 

    Hugh - 0466 306 206
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
    Join the sms list to get info about activities.
    Nowra - Shoalhaven Mental Health Fellowship People with lived experience, carers. 
    Please contact for details. 

    Matthew - 02 4421 8002
    matthew.sproule@health.nsw.gov.au

    Port Macquarie - Hastings Mental Health Support Group People with lived experience,
    Carers
    Last Friday each month, 10am.
    McAdams Building
    (adjacent to Players Theatre)
    Sheila - 0408 235 870
    mentalhealthsupport@hotmail.com
    Queenbeyan Carers Mental Health Carers 1st Wednesday each month, 2.30pm.
    Queenbeyan RSL
    1C Yass Rd 
    Melanie - 02 5112 1990
    melanie.turner@onedoor.org.au
    Singleton - Thursday Lighthouse Adults with lived experience, carers, family and friends. 1st Thursday each month, 1pm.
    St Andrews Hall
    1 Church St, Singleton

    Kim - 0429 995 538
    singleton.uc@bigpond.com
    Karen
    karenkelly@live.com.au

    Tamworth Mental Health Carers Support Group Carers  

    2nd Tuesday each month, 10am.
    Please contact for location.

    Di - 0418 652 976
    Catherine.wendell@onedoor.org.au

    Taree - Manning MH Social Family and Friends Carers Last Monday each month, 10am.
    Please contact for location.

    Mydie - 02 6551 4333
    Mydie.keegan@onedoor.org.au

    Taree - SOYMI (Supporters Of Youth who have a Mental Illness) Carers 1st Wednesday each month, 9.30am.
    One Door Mental Health Office
    78 Wynter St, Taree. 
    Mydie - 02 6551 4333
    Mydie.keegan@onedoor.org.au
    Tenterfield - Support Group for Mental Health Carers Carers 2nd Tuesday each month, 12pm. 
    Courtyard Cafe,
    201 Rouse St, Tenterfield

    Isabelle - 0400 463 171

    Ulladulla Carers Carers 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month, 1pm.
    Ulladulla Community Resources Centre,
    78 St Vincents St. 
    Sharon - 02 4285 0019

    Wagga Wagga -
    Support After Suicide
    Family and friends who have lost someone by suicide.  Alternating Wednesday & Friday 2nd week each month. 
    58 Plumpton Rd, Wagga. 
    Nola - 0458 224 430
    wwsasgroup@gmail.com
    Warialda Carers 2nd Tuesday each month, 2pm
    Warialda Information Centre. 

    Kristy - 02 6721 4197
    kristy.goman@onedoor.org.au

    Wollongong Men's Social Group Men with the experience of mental illness. 
    Wednesday & Friday weekly, 10am-2pm. 
    Includes pick-up and drop-off. 

    Carlos - 0435 691 117
    carlos.felix@onedoor.org.au