Australia – Face to face Groups

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

NSW: Kiama 2nd Thursdays

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

NSW: Kiama 4th Thursdays Monthly

Meeting times: 4th Thursdays 12.30-2 pm monthly
Vacancies: yes, 3 spaces
Membership: allied health professionals e.g. psychologists
Leader: Dr Andrew McKensey
Contact: Andrew McKensey

NSW: Sydney, St Leonards Thursdays, Weekly

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)

NSW: Sydney, St Leonards Saturdays Monthly

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 Saturdays monthly

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 3rd Tuesdays monthly

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

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Victoria: Elsternwick Wednesdays monthly

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.

Victoria: Fairfield Tuesdays monthly

Meeting times: Tuesdays, monthly 2021, 12.30–2 pm preceded by light lunch.
Vacancies: none currently
Leader: Marion Lustig
Contact: Marion Lustig marion-lustig@bigpond.com or 0407 342 882
Group participants: multi-disciplinary group including GPs and a variety of mental health professionals.
More info: Currently Zoom, will resume face to face when possible.

Victoria: Footscray Monthly Monday/Tuesday

Meeting times: Monthly 2021, Monday/Tuesday lunchtimes.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs., closed group
Contact: Ruth Dunn ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au

Victoria: Frankston 1st Tuesdays Monthly

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

Victoria: Geelong Wednesday monthly

Meeting times: Wednesday monthly 10-11.30 am
Leaders: Joy Humphreys & Ruth Dunn
Group members: Mental Health Professionals.
Contact: Joy Humphreys joy@humphreysgroup.com.au
Other info: MHPN supported group

Victoria: Hawthorn Tuesdays monthly

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.
Contact: Ruth Dunn ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au
More info: MHPN supported group

Victoria: Hawthorn East Monthly, first Friday

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

Victoria: Kensington Tuesday, monthly

Meeting times: Tuesday, monthly 2021, at lunchtime.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs – closed group
Contact: Ruth Dunn ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au

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.

WA: Perth - Swanbourne 1st Monday Monthly

Meeting times: 1st Mondays 2021, monthly, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Vacancies: none at present
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: Judy Griffiths judygriffiths@gmail.com
Group participants: General Practitioners

WA: Perth - Swanbourne 2nd Monday Monthly

Perth: Swanbourne 2nd Monday Monthly
Meeting times: 2nd Monday monthly 2021, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Vacancies: none at present
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: Judy Griffiths judygriffiths@gmail.com
Group participants: doctors and mental health practitioners
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Australia - Face to Face Groups

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