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Mental Health Support Groups

What are mental health support groups?

At AccessHC, we offer both clinical and peer led mental health support groups. In clinical groups, you will learn new ways to manage your mental health. Peer lead groups run by people with lived experiences are a place you can connect with others who understand what you are going through. Peer groups are a great place to practice new skills in a non-threatening environment. Peer lead support groups help with social isolation and loneliness by offering a community connection. All AccessHC mental health support groups are evidence-based and supported by science.

Who runs them? Who will I meet there?

Mental health support groups are run by registered psychologists, mental health nurses and mental health social workers. Classes are open to everyone and offer a sense of community.

What mental health support groups do we offer?

Support group Date and time
Skills for change: DBT based skills group First Wednesday of every month, 4pm – 5pm, Link Health and Community, 2 Euneva Avenue, Glen Waverley

Second Wednesday of every month, 4pm – 5pm, Hawthorn Community House, 32 Henry Street, Hawthorn

Third Wednesday of every month, 4pm – 5pm, Link Health and Community, Level 1, 9-15 Cooke St, Clayton

Second Wednesday of every month, 4pm – 5pm, Hawthorn Community House, 32 Henry Street, Hawthorn

Beginning Wed 19 February, third Wednesday of every month, 4pm – 5pm, Link Health and Community, Level 1, 9-15 Cooke St, Clayton

Mindfulness for young people Fortnightly on Thursdays afternoons from 4-5pm in the Boroondara Youth Services meeting room (next door to headspace). Program runs on  February 13 & 27,   March 12 & 26. Please call Beth on 9810 3035 to register.
Mindful Walking Groups Weekly, 1pm on Thursdays

Weekly, 9:30am Thursdays. Call 9810 3070 to register and find out more.

 Procrastinating about exams or assignments? Real skills for students 2020 dates coming soon, contact us to pre-register
Peer support group: For people experiencing mental illness Fridays 12.30 pm to 2 pm AccessHC Hawthorn Community House, 32 Henry Street, Hawthorn
Mindful Walking groups: Mindfulness in action! Join a Mental Health Clinician and Lionel (therapy dog in training) for a free Mindfulness session at Ruffey Lake Park (Doncaster East, VIC). Gentle, easy walk of approx. 40 mins duration. Opportunities to chat about
mental health support after the walk.

How to join a mental support group?

To attend any mental health support group, you must register. Register now by calling 98103070 between 9am and 5pm weekdays, or by email: mentalhealth.intake@accesshc.com

How much does it cost?

All mental health support group prices are covered by a Primary Health Network (PHN) with no out of pocket costs to you.

Professional development and training program

At AccessHC, we also offer corporate/health work support groups, which are fee-based. In these groups, we can cover:

  • building a healthier workforce
  • Resilience and stress reduction programs
  • Managing healthy boundaries at work
  • managing mental health in the workplace
  • Self-management/Self-care
  • Mindfulness programs.

How do I book a corporate/ health worker group?

To book or enquire about our corporate programs call Mental Health Manager, Bree Tapper (03) 8841 3021 or bree.tapper@accesshc.org.au

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Make a booking

It's quick and easy to book online or you can call our friendly intake team on
98103070. We are here to help.

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