Australia – Face to face Groups

Balint Groups meet widely in Australia.
Of necessity, many of these groups currently meet online.

NSW

Kiama

Meeting times: Wednesday 7.30-9pm monthly
Vacancies: yes
Leader: Dr Andrew McKensey
Contact: https://www.mind-works.com.au/balint-groups
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Sydney – St Leonards

Meeting times: Thursdays, Weekly 2.30 -3.30pm
Vacancies: 2 places in an established group of 7
Leader: Leonie Sullivan
Contact: lesull@optusnet.com.au 
Group members: mixed group mental health professionals (medical and non medical)
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Sydney – St Leonards

Meeting times: Saturdays, Monthly 9.30-11.am
Vacancies: group of 8 has been running for 5 years and would welcome other members
Leader: Leonie Sullivan
Contact: lesull@optusnet.com.au 
Group members: Mental and other health professionals, (Psychiatrist, registrars, psychologists, social workers)
Other info: If oversubscribed another group can be arranged, face to face or online. Leonie as been running online groups since 2010, and is always happy to start another.
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Queensland

Brisbane

Meeting times: Monthly meeting on Saturday, 9 – 11 am AEST
Address: Suite 16, Ground Floor, Ballow Chambers, 121, Wickham Terrace
Vacancies:
Leaders: Kerrie Collings-Silvey & Chel Quinn
Contact: kcollings.silvey@bigpond.com
More info:  Brisbane Case-Based Reflective Practice Monthly Group
Group members: Mental Health Professionals
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Victoria

Elsternwick

Meeting times in 2020: 5.50-7.30pm – 3rd Tuesdays, Feb-Nov (10 meetings)
Vacancies: yes, 2 or 3 spaces
Leader: Hilary Ash
Contact: hilarya@netspace.net.au
More info: Elsternwick 2020 flyer
Group members: Multidisciplinary for mental health practitioners, MHPN supported group
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Elsternwick

Meeting times in 2020: Wednesday 12.50-2.30pm – 10 meetings, Feb-Nov
Vacancies: yes, 1 or 2 spaces
Leaders: Ruth Dunn & Hilary Ash
More info: Elsternwick 2020 flyer
Contact: hilarya@netspace.net.au
Group members: Multidisciplinary for mental health practitioners, MHPN supported group
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Fairfield

Meeting times:  monthly on Tuesdays from 12.30 – 2 pm preceded by a light lunch.
Vacancies: Can usually accommodate new members.
Leader: Marion Lustig,
Contact:  Marion Lustig on 0407342882 or marion-lustig@bigpond.com
Group participants: multi-disciplinary group including GPs and a variety of mental health professionals.
More info:  Eligible for RACGP small Group Learning points. Group running since 2003, affiliated with MHPN.
Marion is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, formerly a GP. She is available for new groups in Melbourne area and via Zoom.
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Footscray

Meeting times: Monthly, Monday/Tuesday lunchtimes.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs.
Contact: Ruth Dunn at  ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au
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Frankston

Meeting times: 1st Tuesday of the month 8-9.30 a.m. – Feb to Dec
Vacancies: waiting list only for new members
Contact: Dr Sue Boucher sue@genn.com.au
More info: group running for over 10 years
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Geelong

Meeting times: Monthly on Wednesdays  10-11.30am
Leaders: Dr Joy Humphreys & Ruth Dunn
Group members: Mental Health Professionals.
Contact: Dr Joy Humphreys at  joy@humphreysgroup.com.au
Other info: Auspiced by MHPN
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Hawthorn

Meeting times: Monthly on Tuesdays 5.30-7pm.
Leaders: Dr Bill Betts & Ruth Dunn
Group participants: GPs, psychologists and other health professionals.
Vacancies: Currently no vacancies.
Contact: Ruth Dunn at  ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au
More info: Auspiced by MHPN
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Hawthorn East

Meeting times:  Monthly, first Friday, 12.30-2.00pm
Vacancies: Can usually accommodate new members.
Leaders: Ethel Tillinger & Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Contact:  Ethel Tillinger ethelt@iinet.net.au
Group members: Multidisciplinary group including GPs and other mental health practitioners
More info: MHPN supported

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Kensington

Meeting times: Monthly on Tuesday lunchtimes.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs
Contact: Ruth Dunn ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au
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St Kilda

Meeting times: second Friday of each month from 9.30 – 11am
Leader: Joy Humphreys
Group participants: Organisational Consultants’ Balint group
More infojoy@humphreysgroup.com.au
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Western Australia

Perth

Meeting times: third Monday each month, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Vacancies: yes
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: judygriffiths@gmail.com
Group participants: General Practitioners
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Perth

Meeting times: fourth Monday each month, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Vacancies: yes
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: judygriffiths@gmail.com
Group participants: doctors and mental health practitioners

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