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Pakenham - Mutual Support for Recovery and Personal Development

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6E Henry St

Pakenham, Victoria 3180


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Holiday Timetable, Please Note:

This group's last meeting for 2018 will be: 18/12/18
Meetings resume on: 5th February 2019

From 2nd Jan 2019 the group will hold joint meetings with the Berwick group at Berwick. Please see the entry for Berwick group for details.

Our Office will be closed from 5pm Friday 21/12/18 and reopen on Monday 7/1/19

Click here to download a list of which groups will be open during the holiday period

Truth, Character and Friendship.

Grow Pakenham group provides mutual support in a friendly and supportive environment for adults experiencing emotional or mental health issues.

Meetings are no cost, confidential, anonymous and last two hours followed by a cuppa.

No referral or diagnosis is required. You do not need to register so just come along.

For more information phone the Grow Community Centre on 1800 558 268, or (03) 9528 2977.

For 60 years, Grow has been supporting the mental wellbeing of thousands of Australians through our unique mutual help Program.

Grow supports weekly meetings of small groups of people who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, and those who have a mental illness diagnosis, who come together to help each other deal with the challenges of life. Some people come to Grow while struggling with a life crisis such as the loss of a loved one, a job or a relationship.

It can be extraordinarily liberating and affirming to share problems with others who are encouraging and accepting, and facing similar issues!

Grow meetings are run by the members themselves, according to a well-structured format. During the meeting, members can share their problems, learn how to re-build their lives and report on their own progress. Grow’s program of personal growth is based on changing negative thinking and behaviour. It offers strategies on how to:

  • Deal with an emotional crisis,

  • Manage feelings,

  • Think by reason,

  • Realize personal worth, and

  • Improve relationships.

Developing understanding, acceptance, confidence, control and love is at the heart of the Grow program. Many people have been able to rebuild lives with the help of Grow. Meetings are supportive, non-threatening, positive and constructive. Members are known in their group on a first name basis only and make a commitment to confidentiality. No fees are charged, however a small donation to meet necessary expenses is usual, though strictly voluntary. A variety of training and social activities backs up the essential group process.

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6E Henry St

Pakenham, Victoria 3180


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