Find a Balint Group to Join

Here is some general useful information about these listings:

online groups are listed according to the leaders’ home time zone. Please ensure you make the appropriate adjustment when you plan to join.
medical practitioners, unless otherwise stated, includes GPs and specialists
mixed professionals refers to medical practitioners as well as other allied health clinicians. These include social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapist, art therapist, counsellors, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and so on. When in doubt, ask the leader/contact person.
– do you wish to have a Balint group in your practice or local area ? Many leaders are available to set up a new group if requested. You can also direct your inquiry to balintsecretary@gmail.com or admin.bsanz@bigpond.com
 

We invite you to browse the group options listed in these buttons on the right

You will find

  • online groups with leaders in both Australia and New Zealand
  • face-to-face groups in both countries
  • groups for professionals outside our core clinician community.

Do take your time to explore the options available. We advise you to contact group leaders to make a time to meet with one or both of them online or in person to check if a group you are looking at joining is a good fit for you.
You will find that some leaders indicate readiness to form new groups in response to need and interest.
If you are seeking a taster or introductory Balint Group workshop for your practice, organisation, student cohort, or professional association, please email the Admin Secretary.
You will see that some groups include a note about Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) support. The MHPN is an Australian Government initiative to encourage multidisciplinary networks of professionals working in mental health areas. Groups registered with MHPN may claim a small amount of funding assistance. Further, when the coordinator provides attendance listings, MHPN emails attendance certificates to participants. These can assist claims for CPD/CME points.

NOTES to Leaders:• Please ensure you update the Admin Secretary with information about your groups for 2022.
• If you would like more information about MHPN and your group’s eligibility for registration, contact Trish Clarke

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Online Groups

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Australia - Face to Face Groups

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New Zealand - Face to Face Groups

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For Medical Students - Online

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Groups for other professions