Support Groups

    We are interested to start new support groups and mental health community groups. Groups can do different things such as provide mutual support, run social events and fundraising for mental health projects. Carers or people with the experience of mental health problems welcome. Contact our Support Groups Coordinator to find out more:
    Hugh Worrall, 0466 306 206 or email hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au

    Click here for:

    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. 4th Monday, 6.30pm (for 7pm)
    Panania Christian Church
    183 Tower St, Panania
    bmbankstown@gmail.com
    http://www.beautifulmindsbankstown.net.au/
    www.facebook.com/beautifulmindsbankstown
    Bankstown Male Carers Men who are carers for someone who experiences mental health problems.

    Every 2nd Tuesday night
    5pm-7pm
    Bankstown Sport Club, Room 4D
    Call Loretta at One Door on 9708 2670
    loretta.doolan@onedoor.org.au
    Bankstown Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Tuesday, 7pm-9pm.
    Room 4, Level 4
    Bankstown Hospital
    Call Mae mob: 0439 437 926
    or
    One Door - 02 9708 2670
    carerservices@onedoor.org.au
    Bankstown - Arabic Speaking Carers Group   3rd Tuesday, 10am-12noon 
    Arab Council
    Shop 15-16, Terrace Plaza
    212 Terrace St, Bankstown
    Call Loretta at One Door on 9708 2670
    loretta.doolan@onedoor.org.au
    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
    One Door Mental Health Office
    Suite 24, Jacobs Court
    1-5 Jacob's St, Bankstown
    Ebtisam Ph: 0402 450 537
    sam.nachabe@onedoor.org.au
    Burwood Carers 3rd Tuesday, 7pm.
    Burwood RSL
    Loris 02 9708 2670
    mob: 0466 549 095
    loris.saysana@onedoor.org.au
    Burwood - NOUS
    Greek Support Group
    Carers 
    Ph: 9715 7215
    burwood@onedoor.org.au
    Campbelltown Carers Support Group Carers 3rd Tues 5.30-7.30pm
    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, 6pm-8pm
    Ingleburn RSL Board Room
    Cheryl
    sparadel@bigpond.net.au
    http://www.beautifulminds.net.au/
    Canterbury Mental Health Carers Carers 2nd Tuesday, 10am - 12noon
    Bridgewater House,
    11 Berna Ave, Canterbury
    Valentina
    valentinamk@onedoor.org.au
    0401 694 396
    Canterbury - NOUS Greek Carers Group Carers  3rd Monday, 10am-2pm
    Bridgewater House,
    11 Berna Ave, Canterbury
    Nektaria 0402 890 210
    nektaria.stavrou@onedoor.org.au

    Canterbury - Vietnamese Carers Support Group Vietnamese-speaking Carers Every 2nd Monday, 10am - 12:30pm
    Bridgewater House,
    11 Berna St Canterbury
    Lianne 0478404662
    lianne@onedoor.org.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.
    Liverpool Fairfield Mental Health Carers Carers 1st Thursday, 11am-1pm (not January)
    Cabravale Diggers Club
    1 Bartley St, Canley Vale
    Contact Amy 4625 1639
    amy.kemp@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 Carers, People with lived experience, Consumers, 2nd Tues each month,7pm
    Brookvale Community Centre
    2 Alfred Rd, Brookvale
    (not meeting in July or Aug)

    Hugh Worrall
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au

    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
    or
    the Community Health Centre
    Ph:9483 7999
    Parramatta Information and Social People wanting to talk about mental health issues or looking for information about the mental health sector Local volunteer Leslie can provide information about local services. Ring Leslie or meet in the Seniors Centre, 2nd Floor, next to Parramatta Library 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 Hugh at
    One Door Mental Health: 0466 306 206
    email hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
     
    Villawood - Vietnamese Carers Support Group Vietnamese speaking carers Every 1st Monday, 10:00am-12:30pm
    Villawood Senior Citizens Centre
    29 Villawood Rd, Villawood
    Lianne 9708 2670
    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, 2.30pm-4pm
    at a local cafe
    ring Susan for the location
    Susan at One Door on 6021 5882
    susan.morris@onedoor.org.au
    Armidale Carers 4th Monday each month
    Alternating lunch-time and after work meetings 
    Isabelle 02 6772 3211
    isabelle.devos@onedoor.org.au
    Ballina Carers  4th Monday 5-7pm
    Cherry Street Sports Club
    Cherry St, Ballina 
    Shelley 0424 229 244 or 6681 4375
    swestgate@live.com.au  
    Bateman's Bay - Caring Connections Carers 3rd Wednesday
    Location varies (call to find out)
    Allyn call 0422 404 442
    acc.cooke@gmail.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
    Bombala - Hearing Voices Self-Help Group People with lived experience, Consumers,
    Voice Hearers
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays
    12noon
    Abundant Life Centre
    100 Maybe St, Bombala

    Cathy 0401141105

    Cessnock People with lived experience, Consumers,
    Carers 
    Not October
    1st Monday, 7pm
    Cessnock Supporters Club,
    1 Darwin St, Cessnock
    Margaret 4937 1200
    hugh.worrall@onedoor.org.au
    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550839474934663/
    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
    Deniliquin Carer Support Group Carers 1st Monday, 10.30am - 12noon
    Intereach, Napier St, Deniliquin
    Michelle Conroy 0481 010 728
    michelle.conroy@onedoor.org.au
    Glen Innes - CUPS (Carers Under Pressure) Carers  4th Tuesday, 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 of each month,
    10:30am-12:30pm,
    Meets at the Greengrocers on Clifford St.
    (may vary over Christmas and New Year)
    Kathy Ross 0400 533 052 or
    kathleen@onedoor.org.au
    Great Lakes Mental Health Carer Support Group Carers  2nd Wednesday, 10am-12noon, location varies

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

    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
    Maslind@missionaustralia.com.au
    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
    debbie.dunn@onedoor.org.au  
    Maitland Carers 3rd Thursday, 10am - 12noon
    at Headspace
    73 Elgin St, Maitland

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

    Merimbula -
    Sapphire Coast
    Carers Last Friday, 11am - 1pm
    Merimbula Club Sapphire
    Lynette 0466 329 315
    lynette.duck@onedoor.org.au
    Moss Vale Carers 2nd Wednesday, 10am
    Carmel 4868 2755
    carmel.averillo@onedoor.org.au
    Newcastle People with lived experience, Consumers,
    Carers

    3rd Monday, 4pm
    Baptist Care
    88 Hanbury St, Mayfield
    In the meeting room at the rear.

    Simply attend the meeting or ring or email Hugh at One Door Mental Health
    ph: 0466 306 206
    hugh.worrall@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
    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 - 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
    singleton.uc@bigpond.com
    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
    Vicki 02 6761 3222
    0434 466 542
    vicki.jennar@onedoor.org.au

    Taree - Manning MH Social Family and Friends Carers Last Monday, 10am-12noon (except December)
    Mydie 6551 4333
    Mydie.keegan@onedoor.org.au
    Taree - SOYMI (Supporters Of Youth who have a Mental Illness) Carers 1st Wednesday
    9.30am-11.30am
    One Door Mental Health Office
    78 Wynter St, Taree
    Mydie 6551 4333
    Mydie.keegan@onedoor.org.au
    Tenterfield - Support Group for Mental Health Carers Carers 2nd Tuesday, 12noon
    Courtyard Cafe,
    201 Rouse St, Tenterfield

    Isabelle at One Door Mental Health
    Ph: 6772 3211
    mob: 0400 463 171

    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 -
    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
    Warialda Carers 2nd Tuesday, 2pm
    Warialda Information Centre
    Kristy 02 6721 4197
    kristy.goman@onedoor.org.au
    Wollongong - Light and Hope Clubhouse Men with the experience of mental illness
    Consumers
    Every Tuesday and Thursday
    9-4pm
    15 Burelli St, Wollongong
    Clubhouse onsite: 0401 181 657
    christine.remfry@onedoor.org.au
    Wollongong Mens Social Group Men with the experience of mental illness
    Consumers
    Every Friday and Wednesday,
    10am-2pm
    Includes pick-up and drop-off
    Carlos 0435 691 117
    carlos.felix@onedoor.org.au