Support Groups

National

The Australia Counselling website provides an easy search tool to find counsellors and psychotherapists within Australia.

The Black Dog Institute has a list of support groups for depression and other mood disorders throughout Australia.

Grow provides peer support groups as well as courses, social activities etc for people with mental illnesses including depression.  There are Grow groups throughout Australia & New Zealand.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has links to information on support for people with mental illnesses, their carers and families.

Health Direct Australia has links to information on support for people with mental illnesses, their carers and families.

Dads in Distress Support groups for Dads throughout Australia.   1300 853 437

Mens Shed A Place for Men to be Men, giving them somewhere to Talk and Learn. For Older Men it might be to learn how they fit into the Modern Man Mould, For Younger Men it might be to learn new skills.

Bereaved by Suicide Centre for Intense Grief Therapy This website provides information on available support groups and other resources available for those affected by suicide or grief.

ACT

PANDSI (Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Information inc.) PANDSI provides support, education and information for families in the Canberra/ACT region who are experiencing Antenatal Depression and/or Post Natal Depression 02 6288 1936.

SHOUT, Self Help Organisations United Together  02 6290 1984.

NSW 

One Door Mental Health provide local & national peer support services and recovery activities 1800 843 539.

Black Dog Institute provide a wide range of services for depression and other mood disorders in NSW.

The Way Ahead Directory provides a directory of mental health services in NSW

Queensland

Self Help Queensland Inc. (07) 3344 6919

Mental Health Association of Queensland (MHAQ) run a number of support groups in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

South Australia

SA Health provide a comprehensive list of mental health services available in South Australia.

Victoria

Collective of Self Help Groups (COSHG) (03) 9650 2005

ADAVIC (Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria) Local Support Group Locations

ARCvic (Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria) – provides support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety disorders.

Western Australia

Connect Groups is a fabulous place to start for anyone looking for a support group in WA. Connect Groups helps to support both groups and individuals and provides an online search facility to find support groups in your area within WA, as well as providing help to start a support group if there isn’t one handy to you!