Australia – Face to face Groups

These groups meet widely in Australia.
Of necessity, many of these groups currently meet online.

NSW : Kiama Thursday Lunchtime

Meeting times: 2nd Thursdays 12.30-2 pm monthly
Vacancies: yes, 1 space
Membership: GPs and other medical practitioners
Leader: Dr Andrew McKensey
Contact: Andrew McKensey

NSW - Kiama Thursday Lunchtime

Meeting times: 4th Thursdays 12.30-2 pm monthly
Vacancies: yes, 3 spaces
Membership: allied health professionals e.g. psychologists
Leader: Dr Andrew McKensey
Contact: Andrew McKensey

NSW: Sydney, St Leonards Thursdays, Weekly

Meeting times: Thursdays, Weekly 2.30 -3.30 pm
Vacancies: 2 places in an established group of 7
Leader: Leonie Sullivan
Contact: lesull@optusnet.com.au
Group members: mixed group mental health professionals (medical and non medical)

NSW: Sydney, St Leonards Saturdays Monthly

Meeting times: Saturdays, Monthly 9.30-11 am
Vacancies: a group of 8 has been running for 5 years and would welcome other members
Leader: Leonie Sullivan
Contact: lesull@optusnet.com.au
Group members: Mental and other health professionals, (Psychiatrist, registrars, psychologists, social workers)
Other info: If oversubscribed another group can be arranged, face to face or online. Leonie as been running online groups since 2010, and is always happy to start another.

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Queensland: Brisbane Saturday

Queensland: Wickham Terrace, Brisbane

Saturday morning monthly
Meeting time: 9am – 11am

Membership: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers
Vacancies: not currently
Leaders: Chel Quinn and Kerrie Collings-Silvey
Contact: chelquinn@bigpond.comkcollings.silvey@bigpond.com
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Victoria: Elsternwick Tuesday evening

Meeting times: third Tuesday, monthly, 6 – 7.30pm
Vacancies: yes,1 or 2 spaces
Leader: Hilary Ash
Contact: Hilary Ash
Group members: doctors & allied health professionals
More info: MHPN registered group, Feb-Dec (11 meetings)

Victoria: Elsternwick Wednesday Lunchtime

Meeting times: Wednesday, 1:00 PM  – 2:30 PM (mostly third Wednesdays) 
Vacancies: yes
Leader: Ruth Dunn & Hilary Ash
Contact: Hilary Ash
Group members: doctors & allied health professionals
More info: MHPN registered group, Feb-Dec (11 meetings)

Victoria: Fairfield Tuesday Lunchtime

Victoria – Fairfield
Meeting times: Tuesday lunchtime, 12.30–2 pm Melbourne time every 4 weeks.
Vacancies: one
Leader: Marion Lustig
Contact: Marion Lustig marion-lustig@bigpond.com or 0407 342 882
Group participants: multi-disciplinary group including GPs and a variety of mental health professionals.
More info: MHPN supported.   Zoom with some face-to-face sessions.

Victoria: Footscray Monday/Tuesday Lunchtimes

Meeting times: Monthly, Monday/Tuesday lunchtimes.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs., closed group
Contact: Ruth Dunn ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au

Victoria: Frankston Tuesday Morning

Meeting time: 1st Tuesday of the month 8-9.30 am – Feb to Dec
Vacancies: waiting list for new members
Contact: Dr Sue Boucher sue@genn.com.au
More info: group running for over 10 years

Victoria: Kensington Tuesday Lunchtime

Meeting times: Tuesdays, monthly at lunchtime.
Leader: Ruth Dunn
Group members: COHEALTH GPs – closed group
Contact: Ruth Dunn ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au

Victoria: Hawthorn Tuesday Evening

Meeting time: Tuesdays, monthly, 5.30-7 pm.
Leaders: Dr Bill Betts & Ruth Dunn
Group participants: GPs, psychologists and other health professionals.
Vacancies: Currently no vacancies.
Contact: Ruth Dunn ruthdunn@ozemail.com.au
More info: MHPN supported group

Victoria: Geelong Wednesday Morning

Meeting times: Wednesday monthly 10-11.30 am
Leaders: Joy Humphreys & Ruth Dunn
Group members: Mental Health Professionals.
Contact: Joy Humphreys joy@humphreysgroup.com.au
Other info: MHPN supported group

Victoria: Northcote Wednesday Evening

Victoria – Northcote – Fourth Wednesday of the month
Meeting times: 7.20pm for 7.30pm start, finishing 9pm (Melbourne time)
Membership: Open to all
Vacancies: Yes
Leader/s: Dr Daniel Brass
Contact: Daniel Brass, drdbrass@gmail.com
More info: Certificate/letter for CPD purposes available on request
See Flyer here
 

Victoria: Hawthorn East - Friday Lunchtime

Meeting time: Monthly, first Friday, 12.30-2.00 pm
Vacancies: Can usually accommodate new members.
Leaders: Ethel Tillinger & Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Contact: Ethel Tillinger ethelt@iinet.net.au
Group members: Multidisciplinary group including GPs and other mental health practitioners
More info: MHPN supported

Western Australia

Note to Perth clinicians: if either you or your colleagues would like to know more about Balint groups, Judy Griffiths is able to schedule a taster session to give you a sense of the work.

WA: Perth - Swanbourne 1st Monday Monthly - Evening

Meeting times: 1st Monday monthly, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: Judy Griffiths judygriffiths@gmail.com
Group participants: General Practitioners

WA: Perth - Swanbourne - 2nd Monday Monthly - Evening

Perth: Swanbourne:
Meeting time: 2nd Monday monthly, 7.20 for 7.30 pm start
Leader: Judy Griffiths
Contact: Judy Griffiths judygriffiths@gmail.com
Group participants: doctors and mental health practitioners

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