Mental health organisation Grow has opened a Tuesday morning group in Redfern-Waterloo to provide friendly peer support in South Sydney.
Mental health experts agree that peer support in the community reduces isolation and builds resilience. Grow is a mental health organisation with over six decades of success helping people regain and maintain mental health and wellbeing. Small groups meet weekly to support members with issues such as depression, anxiety or loneliness. Meetings are run by peers – people with personal experience of improving their mental health.
Local Grow member, Michelle says, “Grow has changed my life. I’ve gone from feeling frustrated and exhausted trying to cope, to having weekly dedicated time and a lovely group of peers who help me manage my mental health, solve problems and feel supported.”
Grow is recognised and part-funded by NSW Health. Everyone is welcome regardless of life experience, no diagnosis or referral is required and there is no cost to attend. Meetings involve a series of group discussions, interactions and readings that follow a structure and timetable to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Grow’s Redfern group meets every Tuesday 10.45am-12.45pm. Under Covid-safe stay-at-home conditions, meetings are online and when in-person gatherings recommence the group meets at South Sydney Uniting Church (in the hall behind the church) at 56A Raglan St, Waterloo. To confirm whether in-person meetings are on, or to get the Zoom link, contact Kylie on 1800 558 268. An optional online introduction is also available at https://grow.org.au/welcome-to-grow/
For more details about Grow please visit https://grow.org.au/