Balint Groups You can Join Now

Balint groups meet in many places in Australia and New Zealand, including
Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Dunedin. Over fifty groups are known to be meeting throughout Australasia. If you would like to be listed on this page please contact the editor at

Group leaders of all groups listed on this page are all accredited Balint leaders or experienced leaders enrolled in the Balint Society accreditation programme.

Groups with openings for new members



Two long standing groups have vacancies.

Venue: St Leonard’s, NSW.
1. Thursday Weekly 2.30 -3.30pm mixed group mental health professionals (medical and non medical ). An established group of 7 can offer 2 places.
2. Saturday Monthly Mental and other health professionals , (Psychiatrist/ registrars, psychologists, social workers). A group of 8 has been running for 5 years and would welcome 2 other members.
If anyone is interested please contact Leonie Sullivan by email at  If oversubscribed Leonie can offer another group by arrangement, this could also be online as she has been running online groups since 2010 and always happy to start another .

An Online Zoom Balint Group

For mental health practitioners begins on Tuesday 14th February, 8am to 9.40am AEST (Brisbane)
See Case-Based Reflective Practice Monthly On-line Group


A Balint Group for Mental Health Professionals
The Saturday Morning Balint Group for mental health practitioners 9am to 11am AEST (Brisbane). This group meets in Suite 16, Ground Floor, Ballow Chambers, 121 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane.
Monthly meeting on Saturday, 9 to 11 am
Leaders: Kerrie Collings-Silvey, Chel Quinn
See details at: Brisbane Case-Based Reflective Practice Monthly Group


Balint group running for over 10 years
Vacancies in the group for new members.
Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from Feb to December,
8-9.30 a.m.
Contact: Dr Sue Boucher

Leader: Marion Lustig
See details at:  Heidelberg Balint group (WORD)

St Kilda
Organisational Consultants’ Balint group
Meets in East St Kilda on the second Friday of each month from 9.30 – 11.
Leader: Joy Humphreys

Vacancies in two Balint groups, each meeting 10 times a year
Tuesday evenings (6.50-8.30pm),
Wednesday lunchtimes (12.50-2pm).
1. Tuesday leaders: Dr Joy Humphreys and Hilary Ash
2. Wednesday leaders: Ruth Dunn and Hilary Ash
See flyer at Elsternwick Balint flyer invitation 2017
Contact: Hilary Ash:

New Zealand

For GPs, psychotherapists, and other doctors in clinical practice
7.30pm the third Tuesday of the month in Ponsonby, Auckland
Leaders: Dr Di Nash, Dr John Barton
Contact Dr Di Nash or 0212804341

Contacts: Dr Ali Begg
Andrew Gresham