Australia – Face to face Groups

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

NSW

Kiama 2021

Meeting times: 2nd Thursdays 12.30-2 pm monthly
Vacancies: yes, 1 space
Membership: GPs and other medical practitioners
Leader: Dr Andrew McKensey
Contact: Andrew McKensey

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Kiama 2021

Meeting times4th Thursdays 12.30-2 pm monthly
Vacancies: yes, 3 spaces
Membership: allied health professionals e.g. psychologists
Leader: Dr Andrew McKensey
ContactAndrew McKensey

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Sydney – St Leonards

Meeting times: Thursdays, Weekly 2.30 -3.30 pm
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: a 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 2021

Meeting times: Saturdays, monthly 9 – 11 am AEST
Address: Suite 16, Ground Floor, Ballow Chambers, 121, Wickham Terrace
Vacancies: apply to Kerrie
Leaders: Kerrie Collings-Silvey & Chel Quinn
Contact: Kerrie Collings-Silvey
More info:  Brisbane Case-Based Reflective Practice Monthly Group (PDF)
Group members: Mental Health Professionals

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Victoria

Elsternwick 2021

Meeting times: 3rd Tuesdays, monthly, 5.50-7.30 pm – Feb-Nov (10 meetings)
Vacancies: yes, 2 spaces
Leader: Hilary Ash
Contact: Hilary Ash
Group members: Multidisciplinary for mental health practitioners
More info: MHPN group 95410 – Elsternwick 2021 flyer
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Elsternwick 2021

Meeting times: Wednesdays, monthly, 12.50-2.30 pm – 10 meetings, Feb-Nov
Vacancies: yes, 2 spaces
Leaders: Ruth Dunn & Hilary Ash
Contact: Hilary Ash
Group members: Multidisciplinary for mental health practitioners,
More info: MHPN group 95027 – see: Elsternwick 2021 flyer
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Fairfield 2021

Meeting times:  Tuesdays, monthly 12.30–2 pm preceded by light lunch.
Vacancies: 2, resuming to February 2021
Leader: Marion Lustig,
Contact:  Marion Lustig on 0407 342 882 or Marion Lustig
Group participants: multi-disciplinary group including GPs and a variety of mental health professionals.
More info:  Eligible for RACGP small group learning points. Affiliated with MHPN.
Marion is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, formerly a GP. Currently Zoom, will resume face to face when possible.
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Footscray 2021

Meeting times: Monthly, Monday/Tuesday lunchtimes.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs., closed group
Contact: Ruth Dunn
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Frankston

Meeting times: 1st Tuesday of the month 8-9.30 am – 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 2021

Meeting times: Wednesday monthly 10-11.30 am
Leaders: Joy Humphreys & Ruth Dunn
Group members: Mental Health Professionals.
Contact: Joy Humphreys
Other info: MHPN supported group
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Hawthorn 2021

Meeting times: Tuesdays, monthly, 5.30-7 pm.
Leaders: Dr Bill Betts & Ruth Dunn
Group participants: GPs, psychologists and other health professionals.
Vacancies: Currently no vacancies.
ContactRuth Dunn
More info: MHPN supported group
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Hawthorn East

Meeting times:  Monthly, first Friday, 12.30-2.00 pm
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 2021

Meeting times: Tuesday, monthly, at lunchtime.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs – closed group
Contact: Ruth Dunn

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Western Australia

Note to Perth clinicians: if either you or your colleagues would like to know more about Balint groups, Judy Griffiths is able to schedule a taster session to give you a sense of the work.

Perth – Swanbourne 2021

Meeting times: 1st Monday, monthly, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Vacancies: none at present
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: Judy Griffiths
Group participants: General Practitioners
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Perth – Swanbourne 2021

Meeting times: 2nd Monday monthly, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Vacancies: yes, 2 spaces
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: Judy Griffiths
Group participants: doctors and mental health practitioners

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Perth – Swanbourne 2021

Meeting times: 2nd Wednesday, monthly, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Vacancies: yes, 3 for doctors (esp GPs)
Leader: Judy Griffiths & Dr Christine Caffey
Contact: Judy Griffiths
Group participants: doctors and mental health practitioners

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Special Crisis Response Project - Online Groups

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Online Groups

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Online Groups for Medical Students (PDF)

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Australia - Face to Face Groups

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New Zealand - Face to Face Groups

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Groups for other professions