GROW Mental Health
Mental Health & Addictions Service
GROW runs a free service providing community support groups, face-to-face and online, for mental health, self-development, mutual help and friendship.
GROW Mental Health Support Groups (Face-to-Face & Online)
- Programme Areas
Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other
- Programme Type
Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Training - other addictions, Training - mental health
All of New Zealand
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
Our Face-to-Face Groups run in Auckland (Papatoetoe, St Lukes, Highland Park, North Shore, Onehunga, Manukau) and Thames, Hamilton, Nelson, Kaiapoi and Dunedin.
Click here for requesting a group list and more information. No introductions or referrals are needed, just come along.
Online Zoom Groups are also available to anyone, anywhere in New Zealand. To receive a Zoom link to an online group, please contact email@example.com or call 027 614 2561 and provide your email, contact phone and city/town.
GROW provides free community support groups, face-to-face and online, for mental health, self-development, mutual help and friendship.
Our groups support individuals with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, addictive behaviours, psychosis as well as general personal growth and problem solving.
GROW runs groups based on a 12 step programme specifically for mental health and self development.
GROW’s own members run the groups, which are overseen by seasoned trained leaders. Each group’s membership varies in size from 5 to 9 people. All meetings, online and face-to-face, are held weekly and last two hours. Face-to-face meetings are followed by refreshments and socialising.
The meetings combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Between meetings members keep in touch through friendly phone calls, a variety of organised socials and regular training days.
Group membership is anonymous and open to all. There is a spiritual overtone and one or two prayers are recited in the weekly Group Method but GROW is not affiliatied with any church or religion.
GROW also provides Online Zoom Groups for anyone, anywhere in NZ or internationally. To receive a Zoom link to an online group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 614 2561 and provide your email address, phone contact and city/town.
GROW’s own members run the groups, which are overseen by seasoned trained leaders.
No fees apply.
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This page was last updated at 8:18PM on March 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by GROW Mental Health.