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 7:30pm. e: Ph. 9830 0566. Help: 1300 259 438.

Avalon Centre, Malvern East
Avalon assists the homeless, people with mental, physical & disability issues, the elderly, refugees. etc. Servicess: clothes distribution, outings. Ph. 9569 2240 e:

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 245897 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 or 0409 010 068.

Box Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meet every third Tuesday, 9:30–11:30am at Box Hill RSL Upton Room, Nelson Road, Box Hill. Parking available onsite. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are encouraged to attend. Please phone Group Leader Frank Blackwell 0408 366 268.

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 Care Centre for Dementia Sufferers
Elsie Salter House, 11 Marquis St, Ashburton. Dementia affects memory, intellect, personality. Professional care, encouragement, activities. Ph. manager 9058 6095.

Gentle Exercise for Seniors, Burwood East
Burwood Heights Uniting Church, Corner Blackburn Road and Burwood Highway, Burwood East. Program includes simple Tai Chi moves, gentle dance, seated exercises to fun music. First class free. $10 per class. Fridays 11:30am–12:30pm. Phone 0411 033 037.

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.

Men’s Group, Camberwell
Camcare, 51 St John’s Avenue, Camberwell. Men’s Support Group meets fortnightly Monday evenings. Encourages men to discuss issues in supportive, confidential, friendly surroundings. Gold coin donation.  Phone Des 0402 522261. Email:

Monash Aphasia Group, Chadstone
MonashLink – Batesford Hub, 94 Batesford Road, 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.] Phone 1300 552 509.

Parkinson’s Victoria Inc., Camberwell
Boroondara Camberwell Support Group. Athelstan Dining Room, Cnr Athelstan Rd and Camberwell Rd, Camberwell. Meets last Mondays  10am. Ph. Judy Russell 0422 551 552

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: 

Safety Register, City of Monash
In conjunction with Mount Waverley and Glen Waverley police. Register connects older or isolated residents and people with disabilities of Monash with information, newsletter and regular phone calls from volunteers. Phone 9562 0414.

Safety Register, City of Whitehorse
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 3385 (Monday–Friday 10am–noon).

Weight loss – Nunawading T.O.W.N. Club
Friendly, low cost, support group for men and women. Meets Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm at Forest Hill Uniting Church. Ph. Margaret  9894 4942

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