Monthly meetings usually last between 1-2 hours and are led by a trained, volunteer, group facilitator.
Our support groups are free-of-charge and there is no need to book attendance – simply call 1300 794 992 before turning up to your first meeting.
The groups usually comprise a small number of people who come together to share personal experiences and information in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. Group members may also suggest guest speakers.
Participants often form a bond based on the commonality of their day-to-day experiences. They learn from each other, experience relief, have fun, and become inspired by each other’s journeys. Often there are people present who have recovered from their illness/disorder, who choose to attend to provide support to others.
“I date my recovery from OCD from the day I first attended a support group. There I found people who understood exactly what I was going through, because they were going through it too – or had been through it, and come out the other side.”
Support Group participant
Watch the video above to hear what people think of Support Groups.
Support Groups for people with anxiety disorders (monthly meetings) – please note groups do NOT run in December or January due to the holidays period.
Please note that these groups are not suitable for people with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Schizophrenia.