Health & Support Groups

Al-Anon, Box Hill
Support Group for family and friends of alcoholics. Meets every Monday at 10:30am in the Friars Room, St. Francis Xavier Church, 1087 Whitehorse Road Box Hill. w:

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic), Hawthorn
Obsessive Compulsive & Anxiety Disorder Support Group, Hawthorn Comm. House, 32 Henry St. First and third Tuesdays 7:30–9:30pm. e: Ph. 9830 0566. Help: 1300 259 438.

Aphasia Support Group
Link Health & Community – Batesford Hub, 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone. Fortnightly group for Aphasia sufferers and their families. [Aphasia: neurological disorder caused by damage to portions of brain responsible for language. Primary signs  include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, difficulty with reading and writing.] Ph. 1300 552 509. w:

Betting On A Better Life!
Monash Link Community Health project: Ashburton–Ashwood–Chadstone Neighbourhood Renewal area. Do you have gambling concerns? Activities available. Phone Judy Avisar 0426 245 897 or 1300 552 509. e:

Blackburn Take Off Weight Naturally Club
Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley, Eley Road, Burwood (Melways 61 H5) Friendly Weight Loss Support. Over 300 clubs Victoria-wide, our Not for Profit weight loss club can help you. Meets Mondays, 9:30–11:30am. Phone Rene Gale 9874 4043.

Box Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group
9:30–11:30am, 3rd Tuesdays. Box Hill RSL Upton Room, Nelson Rd. Onsite parking. Ph. Bert Alesich 0418 344 057

Caring for The Carers, Glen Waverley
MonashLink – 34-38 O’Sullivan Road (Enter via Euneva Avenue) Glen Waverley. Fortnightly group for Carers. Primary carers provide support to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, or chronic condition, or someone who is frail aged or has dementia. These carers need support too. Home and Community Care offers support through forums, newsletters and information and referral services. Home and Community Care: 9518 3553. Email: Phone 1300 552 509.

Day Respite for People Living with Dementia
Samarinda’s Elsie Salter House, 11 Marquis St, Ashburton. Day respite for carers for those living with dementia, memory loss or confusion. 4 days p.w. Ph. 1300 591 464.

Disability Support & Respite Program
Social groups for young people 16 yrs up with intellectual disabilities. Group fitness, cooking, outings. Tues. afternoons & Sat. Ph. Leza, Craig Family Centre, 9885 7789.

Evening Warm Water Exercises
Mon/Thurs, Peter James Centre. $9/session. Run by physiotherapists. For people with musculoskeletal disease. Eastern Suburbs Hydrotherapy Inc. Ph. 0467 631 835.

Kara House Outreach Service
Domestic Violence Support Agency providing support to women and women with children, experiencing domestic violence. Specialised support to women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Phone 1800 900 520

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy, Surrey Hills
MEDA provides individual and citizen advocacy to people with intellectual disabilities in Boroondara, Monash, Maroondah and Whitehorse. Phone 9808 8633. Email: 

Melbourne Osteoporosis Support Group Inc.
Newsletters posted to all members. For details phone Janeene 5282 2767 or w: and Facebook.

Nunawading Take Off Weight Naturally Club
Friendly, low cost, support group for men & women. Meets Forest Hill Uniting Church Wed 6:30–8pm. Ph. Margaret 9894 4942.

Parkinson’s Victoria Inc., Camberwell
Boroondara Camberwell Support Group. Meets last Mondays  10am. Phone 1800 644 189.

Personal Helpers and Mentors Program, Mount Waverley
Level 1, 12 Hamilton Place, Mount Waverley. Phone 9692 9400. Community-based outreach support for people with mental illness, City of Monash. Enhance people’s existing strengths. Referrals/self-referrals welcome. Free, open-ended program.

Not-for-Profit organisation providing counselling, group therapy, phone support, information for people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, sleeping pill/tranquilliser dependency. Phone 1300 273 266.  Email: 

Whitehorse Activities Group
Various groups: dancing, sporting activities, cards, walking groups, board games and golf. New members welcome. Joy 0450 977 633/893 3591 or Sue 0427 987 320/9873 2054.

Whitehorse Community Support Register
Feel safe and secure at home. Confidential Whitehorse Community Support Register designed to help elderly, disabled or isolated. Maintained by volunteers at Box Hill Police Station. Phone 8892 3385. (Monday–Friday 10am–noon).

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