Mental Health Recovery

The Community Mental Health Recovery program provides structured groups, activities, social support and individual support for people aged 16 to 64 years with a diagnosed mental illness.

Support is provided in a variety of settings: outreach, site-based, one to one and in groups.

This program offers:

  • One to one individual outreach support in the community for linkages to specialised and non-specialised services, i.e. Tobacco, drug and Alcohol reduction, Counselling, Housing, Employment, Physical and Spiritual health. Family and Carer services.
  • A range of services within a group setting offering structured groups and activities, i.e. music, art programs, recreation, and self-development, an opportunity for relaxation and to socialise within a safe environment.
  • Access to a Peer Support worker (A person that has a lived experience of mental illness)
  • Culturally safe support for all communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Interpreters can be arranged

Who can access this program?

This program supports young persons to Adult aged 16-64 with a severe and enduring psychiatric condition.

What does it cost?

This program is free for eligible participants.

When can this program be accessed?

‚ÄčThis program can be accessed Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

How can you access this program?

For more information please contact us on 1300 785 358.

Groups and Programs:

ILC Program:

Great news for people with mental health illness/issues wishing to participate in small group programs, with EACH's Mental Health Services running free mental health groups in both the Inner and Outer East suburbs of Melbourne as part of the ILC Program (Information, Linkages and Capacity Building).

Name of Program

Location- Inner East Melbourne

Location- Outer East

Start date

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

Not offered

Yarra Junction

18 April - 20 June

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

Not offered


27 Feb - 1 May

Mindfulness Group:
is for people who wish to learn how to use mindfulness to better understand their responses to distress.

Box Hill


Box Hill
18 April - 23 May
4 May - 8 June

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP):
is a useful tool to assist people to identify, monitor and reduce uncomfortable and distressing feelings.

Box Hill


Box Hill
11 April - 30 May
28 Feb -18 April

Hearing Voices Group:
is a peer lead group providing support for people who have auditory hallucinations

Not offered


5 March -14 May

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

Not offered


9 April - 18 June

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

Not offered


19 April - 21 June
Coping Better through Creative Art:
is for people who want to: build confidence in coping with difficult emotions; learn to use creative expression to distract, relax and self soothe.
This group may be joined at any time.
Not offered
Ringwood13 April - 29 June

Transit Kitchen:

Preparing afternoon tea for volunteers at Transit Kitchen in Narre Warren.

Run by clients without regular staff attendance. A staff member can attend if a new person is joining the group to introduce them etc.

Transit Kitchen, Narre Warren

Thursdays 10:00am - 2:00pm