Support Groups

Metropolitan Sydney Groups

Place and name of group

Who attends the group

Time and place of meeting


Balmain Mental Health Carers Support Group
Carers 1st Tuesday, 7pm. 
Balmain Town Hall
Bronwyn - 0427 601 795
Bankstown Beautiful Minds People interested in raising awareness about mental health and supporting local mental health services. 4th Monday, 6.30pm (for 7pm)
Panania Christian Church
183 Tower St, Panania
Bankstown Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Tuesday, 7pm.
Banks House Hospital Basement
Cnr Clarabel and Gallipoli Sts, Bankstown
Call Mae mob: 0439 437 926
Carer Assist - 02 9708 2670
Bankstown - Arabic Speaking Carers Group   3rd Tuesday, 10am-12noon 
Arab Council
Shop 15-16, Terrace Plaza
212 Terrace St, Bankstown
Call Carer Assist 9708 2670
Bankstown - "My Time - Waqti"
Arabic Women's Support Group
Women carers, their friends and family from an Arabic speaking background Every Tuesday, 10.30am-1.30pm
Carer Assist Office
Suite 24, Jacobs Court
1-5 Jacob's St, Bankstown
Ebtisam Ph: 0402 450 537
Burwood Carers 3rd Tuesday, 7pm.
Burwood RSL
Loris 02 9708 2670
mob: 0466 549 095
Burwood - NOUS
Greek Support Group
Ph: 9715 7215
Campbelltown Carers Support Group Carers 3rd Tues 5.30-7.30pm
Campbelltown RSL  
Janelle - 0423 767 501
Campbelltown -
Beautiful Minds
People interested in improving mental health services in the Campbelltown area 1st Thursday, 6pm-8pm
Ingleburn RSL Board Room
Canterbury Mental Health Carers Carers 2nd Tuesday, 10am - 12noon
Bridgewater House,
11 Berna Ave, Canterbury
0401 694 396
Canterbury - NOUS Greek Carers Group Carers  3rd Monday, 10am-2pm
Bridgewater House,
11 Berna Ave, Canterbury
Nonorta 9715 7215 
Hornsby Kuringai Association Carers, people recovering from mental illness and those who are interested in providing support Meetings held in the
Cnr Stuart and Illoura Sts., Wahroonga
Nick 9980 2500
Call for information about the next meeting and to get on the mailing list.
Inner West Carers 3rd Wednesday, 9.30am-11.30am
Marrickville Town Hall
303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Suki 02 9708 2670
Liverpool Fairfield Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Thursday, 11am-1pm (not January)
Cabravale Diggers Club
1 Bartley St, Canley Vale
Contact Amy 4625 1639

North Shore People with lived experience, Consumers,
1st Thursday, 7.30pm, (not January or July)
Uniting Church, corner Shirley Rd & Nicholson St, Crows Nest
Suzanne and Joan 0451 038 307
Northern Beaches Mental Health Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers,
Currently not meeting
Brookvale Community Centre
2 Alfred Rd, Brookvale

Hugh Worrall

mob:0466 306 206

Pennant Hills - Women Survivors of Child Sexual Assault Women Survivors  Weekly, Mondays, 12noon
Pennant Hills Community Health
5 Fisher Ave 
Helga Ph:9481 8729
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,
Ryde Bipolar Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers
1st Sunday, 2pm
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club (West Ryde)
Simply attend the meeting or ring
One Door Mental Health Ph: 9879 2600
Villawood - Vietnamese Carers Support Group Vietnamese speaking carers Every 2nd Tuesday, 10:00am-12:30pm
Villawood Senior Citizens Centre
29 Villawood Rd, Villawood
Lianne 9708 2670

Regional NSW Groups


Place and name of group

Who attends the group

Time and place of meeting


Albury / Wodonga - Oasis Carers for social support and information exchange
1st Thursday, 2.30pm-4pm
Café Borellas, Albury
Susan at Carer Assist 6021 5882
Armidale Carers 4th Monday each month
Alternating lunch-time and after work meetings 
Isabelle 02 6772 3211
Ballina Carers  4th Monday 5-7pm
Ballina Surf Club
Jingi Wahla Room
Lighthouse Rd, East Ballina 
Shelley 0424 229 244 or 6681 4375  
Bateman's Bay - Caring Connections Carers 2nd Wednesday
Location varies (call to find out)
Julie call 0421 078 485
Bathurst Mental Health Carers Support Group Inc Carers  3rd Thursday, 7pm,
Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre (BINC),
96 Russell St, Bathurst  
Christine 6367 9292,

- Tuesday Afternoon Creative Space
- Wednesday Morning Gardening
- Friday Drumming
- Friday Lunch Group

Adults with a lived experience of mental illness.

Ricky's Community Garden
or at
One Door Mental Health


One Door Mental Health
Ph: (02) 6492 1811
64 Carp Street, Bega 2550   

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

Cathy 0401141105

Cessnock People with lived experience, Consumers,
Not October
1st Monday, 7pm
Cessnock Supporters Club,
1 Darwin St, Cessnock
Margaret 4937 1200
Facebook group:
Central Coast Schizophrenia and Bi-polar Fellowship People with lived experience, Consumers,
1st Thursday, 1pm-3pm,
Gosford Uniting Church, Donison St, room 3,
Stephanie 4344 7989
Coffs Harbour Carers 1st Tuesday 10am-12nn.
Uniting Church, Corner Vernon and Gordon St, Coffs Harbour
Yvonne 6652 8633
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)
Cathy 0401 141 105
Glen Innes - CUPS (Carers Under Pressure) Carers  4th Tuesday, 1pm
Highway Diner,
New England Hwy,
Glen Innes 
Isabelle 02 6772 3211
Great Lakes Mental Health Carer Support Group Carers  2nd Wednesday, 10am-12noon, location varies

Margaret 0456 966 173
Mydie 02 6551 4333

Kempsey -
Macleay Valley Mental Health Carer and Support Group
Carers 1st Thursday, 10am-12noon
40 Clyde St, Kempsey
Dympna at
Mission Australia
02 6589 5017
Lake Macquarie Support Group
Carers 1st Thursday, 1pm
Lake Macquarie Mental Health Service
1a Dudley Rd, Charlestown
Alyssa 02 4904 9000
Debbie 02 8315 1464
mob: 0466 560 233  
Maitland Carers 3rd Thursday, 10am - 12noon
at Headspace
73 Elgin St, Maitland

Carol 0425 262 464
02 8315 1450

Merimbula -
Sapphire Coast
Carers Last Friday, 11am - 1pm
Merimbula Club Sapphire
Lynette 6492 1811
mob: 0466 329 315
Moss Vale Carers 2nd Wednesday, 10am
Carmel 4868 2755
Newcastle People with lived experience, Consumers,
3rd Monday, 4pm
Sunflower Centre Mayfield
182a Maitland Rd
Mayfield office: 8315 1450

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
Port Macquarie - Hastings Mental Health Support Group People with lived experience, Consumers,
Last Friday, 10am-12nn
McAdams Building
(adjacent to Players Theatre)
Sheila 0408 235 870
On Facebook search for
"Hastings Mental Health Support Group"
Singleton - Thursday Lighthouse Adults with lived experience, carers, family and friends. 1st Thursday, 1pm-2.30pm
St Andrews Hall
1 Church St, Singleton
Kim 0429 995 538
Tamworth Mental Health Carers Support Group Carers and People interested in mental health and available services 1st Monday, 10am-12noon
Ring to check venue

Di 0418 652 976
Patricia 02 6761 3222

Taree - Manning MH Social Family and Friends Carers Last Monday, 10am-12noon (except December)
Mydie 6551 4333
Taree - SOYMI (Supporters Of Youth who have a Mental Illness) Carers 1st Wednesday
Carer Assist Office
78 Wynter St, Taree
Mydie 6551 4333
Ulladulla Carers Carers 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 1pm-3pm
Ulladulla Community Resources Centre,
78 St Vincents Street,
Sharon 4285 0019
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
Warialda Carers 2nd Tuesday, 2.30pm
Warialda Information Centre
Kristy 02 6721 4197
Wollongong Mens Social Group Consumers Every Wednesday, 11am-2pm
Location varies
Mary 0478 405 139
Yamba Carers 1st Monday, 10am
Yamba Community Health Centre
24 Tealands Drive
Ph: 02 6658 7831
mob: 0429 489 426