Join a Balint Group

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. Group leaders of all groups listed on this page are all accredited Balint leaders or experienced leaders enrolled in the Balint Society Leadership Accreditation Pathway.

Note: If you would like your group to be listed on this page please contact the editor at drdinash@gmail.com.

Online groups

 Multidisciplinary reflective practice Balint group

Time: on the second Wednesday each month from 7.30-9.30 pm NZ
Leaders: Dr Di Nash  drdinash@gmail.com Amanda Garland amanda.garland@gmail.com
Flyer: NZ Online Balint group

An online Zoom Balint group

Online reflective practice Balint Group for rural or remote mental health clinicians
Time: Monthly on Tuesday, 8am to 9.40am AEST
Leaders: Chel Quinn and Kerrie Collings-Silvey from Brisbane
Flyer: Case-Based Reflective Practice Monthly On-line Group (2019 Flyer PDF)

2020 Online Zoom Balint Group

  • For practitioners in remote areas or in solo practices
  • Time: Monthly on Thursdays 5-6.30pm AEST
  • Leaders: Kerrie Collings-Silvey and Hilary Ash (contact details in flyer)
  • See Flyer 

An online Balint group for doctors in NZ

Current membership: GPs, a psychiatrist and an O&G doctor has space for two more people. This group is to give people in places where there is no Balint group the opportunity to be in a group.

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month.
Contact: Dr John Barton john@johnbarton.net.nz

Face to Face groups

Australia

Perth

Two established groups have spaces for new members.
Leader
: Judy Griffiths
Location : Swanbourne

Time: 7.20pm for 7.30pm start.

  1. Third Monday of each month, a General Practitioners’ group
  2. Fourth Monday of each month, doctors and mental health workers

Contact judygriffiths@gmail.com

Sydney

Two long-standing groups have vacancies
Venue: St Leonard’s, NSW.

  1. Thursdays, Weekly 2.30 -3.30pm mixed group mental health professionals (medical and non medical ). An established group of 7 can offer 2 places.
  2. Saturdays, Monthly 9.30-11.am. Mental and other health professionals, (Psychiatrist, registrars, psychologists, social workers). A group of 8 has been running for 5 years and would welcome other members.

If anyone is interested please contact Leonie Sullivan by email at lesull@optusnet.com.au.  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 .
Contact: lesull@optusnet.com.au 

Brisbane

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

Melbourne

Elsternwick

MHPN currently supports two multidisciplinary reflective practice groups in Elsternwick:
Vacancies in the two Balint groups, each meeting 10 times a year February to December
Tuesday evenings (6.20-8.00pm),
Wednesday lunchtimes (12.50-2.30pm).
1. Tuesday leader: Hilary Ash
2. Wednesday leaders: Ruth Dunn and Hilary Ash
See flyer Elsternwick Balint info Flyer 2019
Contact: Hilary Ash: hilarya@netspace.net.au

Frankston

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 sue@genn.com.au
0419356180

Heidelberg

LeaderMarion Lustig marion-lustig@bigpond.com
FlyerHeidelberg 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
Enquiries: joy@humphreysgroup.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand

Auckland

Clinical Reflective Practice Group

West Auckland  GP practices. Pilot Study: Introductory Series. Expressions of Interest are invited for this series
Flyer: New West Auckland Group

Ponsonby

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 drdinash@gmail.com or 0212804341

Christchurch

Group open to all Health Professionals

Current membership: counsellors, psychotherapists, GPs and a Psychiatrist. Has previously included nurses and social workers. Open to all health professionals who currently see patients.

Group leaders: Dr John Barton, Dr Adrienne Ackermann

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Contact: Dr John Barton john@johnbarton.net.nz  

Group led by Dr. Ali Begg and Andrew Gresham

For details please contact either of the leaders of this group

Group leaders: Dr Ali Begg afbegg@gmail.com Andrew Gresham agresham@xtra.co.nz

Balint Group in Spreydon
Leader:
Jayne Hubble – Psychotherapist
Meets every 4 weeks on a Tuesday Night
Please contact Jayne if you wish to inquire or join the group
 jayne.hubble@gmail.com