Free Mental Health Groups Across Eastern Region of Melbourne

We are delighted to be running free mental health groups across the Inner and Outer East suburbs of Melbourne during February – June 2018.

The groups are for people experiencing mental illness, aged between 16-64 years and are currently NOT part of any mental health support program. Carers are welcome to apply to attend these groups.

The following groups are being offered:

Lilydale – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group is for people struggling with their emotional regulation and distress.

Ringwood  Wellbeing Apps Workshop is for people interested in trialling and reviewing some of the mental health digital tools that are available.

Boronia & Box Hill – The Mindfulness Group is for people who wish it learn how to use mindfulness to better understand their responses to distress.

Yarra Junction – The Mindful Living and Wellness Group is for people with mental illness who wish to share and learn helpful strategies for managing symptoms.

Boronia – Wellness Workshop is about learning helpful strategies for managing symptoms of mental illness and developing resilience.

Box Hill & Ringwood – The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a useful tool to assist people to identify, monitor and reduce uncomfortable and distressing feelings.

Ringwood and Vermont  – The Hearing Voices Group is a peer lead group providing support for people who have auditory hallucinations.

Ringwood – Coping Better through Creative Art is for people who want to build their confidence in coping with difficult emotions and learn to use creative expression to distract, relax and self-soothe.

For more information or to register, please contact our Mental Health Recovery Team on 9871 1802 or


In addition to these programs, EACH is running a series of Psychological Strategies Mental Health Groups across the North East/Eastern Regions of Melbourne. The Psychological Strategies program provides individual and group counselling for people of all ages with or at risk of developing a mild to moderate mental illness, that are designed to support with anxiety, depression, pain management and building resilience.

In order to attend the Psychological Strategies groups, participants will need to have a Mental Health Care Plan from their Doctor.

Psychological Strategies Groups include:
•Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Skills Group for Anxiety and Depression
•Anxiety and Depression – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills Group
•Building UR Resilience – Young People’s Group
•Living with Persistent Pain – Learn strategies to help manage persistent pain
•Grief and Loss Support Group for Teenagers
•Mood Regulation & Identity for Young Men – ACT Group Program

For more information on the Psychological Strategies groups call (03) 8892 4200 or email