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GROW Mental Health

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

GROW runs a free service providing community support groups, face-to-face and online, for mental health, self-development, mutual help and friendship.

Programmes

GROW Mental Health Support Groups (Face-to-Face & Online)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Training - other addictions, Training - mental health

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Our Face-to-Face Groups run in Auckland (Papatoetoe, St Lukes, Highland Park, North Shore, Onehunga, Manukau) and Thames, Hamilton, Nelson, Kaiapoi and Dunedin.

Click here for requesting a group list and more information. No introductions or referrals are needed, just come along.

Online Zoom Groups are also available to anyone, anywhere in New Zealand. To receive a Zoom link to an online group, please contact national@grow.org.nz or call 027 614 2561 and provide your email, contact phone and city/town.

Description

GROW provides free community support groups, face-to-face and online, for mental health, self-development, mutual help and friendship.

Our groups support individuals with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, addictive behaviours, psychosis as well as general personal growth and problem solving.

GROW runs groups based on a 12 step programme specifically for mental health and self development.

GROW’s own members run the groups, which are overseen by seasoned trained leaders. Each group’s membership varies in size from 5 to 9 people. All meetings, online and face-to-face, are held weekly and last two hours. Face-to-face meetings are followed by refreshments and socialising.

The meetings combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Between meetings members keep in touch through friendly phone calls, a variety of organised socials and regular training days.

Group membership is anonymous and open to all.  There is a spiritual overtone and one or two prayers are recited in the weekly Group Method but GROW is not affiliatied with any church or religion. 

GROW also provides Online Zoom Groups for anyone, anywhere in NZ or internationally. To receive a Zoom link to an online group, please contact national@grow.org.nz or call 027 614 2561 and provide your email address, phone contact and city/town.

Staff

GROW’s own members run the groups, which are overseen by seasoned trained leaders.

Charges

No fees apply.

Document Downloads

  • Zoom Groups (PDF, 186 KB)
    For more information about Zoom groups contact Chas or 0276142561
  • In-person Groups (PDF, 173.3 KB)
    In person groups are subject to change but are current as at 1 October 2020.

Website

Contact Details

97 St Lukes Road, Sandringham, Auckland

Central Auckland

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22 Manse Street, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 9:46AM on October 8, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by GROW Mental Health.