Blue Mountains Support Groups
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Sunday

springwoodanxiety

Springwood Anxiety Support Group

 10 am to 12 pm, every 4th Saturday of the month 

Springwood Uniting Church, 4 Lewin Street, Springwood.

WayAhead’s Springwood Anxiety Support Group is run by Colin and Thomas and the groups are usually comprised of a small number of people who come together to share personal experiences and information in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

Cost: Free and no need to book attendance 


biploar

Blue Mountains Bipolar Support Group

1 pm to 3 pm, every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
9 New Street, Lawson

People with Biploar and/or carers are welcome. You are welcome to attend fortnightly, monthly, or just pop in when you feel you need a little support.

Contact:  Text Kirsty on 0433 204 041 or emal natashasimon.mh@gmail.com


Monday

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Steps to Healing

10.30 am to 1 pm, every Monday 

Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre
1 Kington Place, Cranebrook

Steps to Healing is a friendly space where Aboriginal people can come together to share stories and make connections through healing and culture.
This group is for anyone who has been through hard times, when daily life is a struggle.
Together we will make room for Connection, Hope, Identity, and Empowerment.

Transport, morning tea and light lunch provided. Bookings for transport essential.


Please contact Bronwyn on 02 4706 0280 or 0439 455 139 for more information or to book transport.


grow

'Grow' Mental Wellness Program

1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, every Monday 

21 Vale Street
Katoomba.

Grow is a peer-supported program that changes the lives of people experiencing mental illness through recovery, prevention and maintenance of good mental health.

Grow group meetings are held weekly for up to 2 hours and followed by refreshments and informal socialising.

Meetings are free and no referrals are necessary.

Contact:  (02) 47820117;  bsherring@belongbm.org.au


aborigsupp

Aboriginal Anxiety Disorders Support Group

1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, 4th Monday of each month during school terms

Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre
1 Kington Place, Cranebrook.

Transport provided. 
An Anxiety Support Group is a non-judgemental place for people with anxiety,
and /or their family and friends to meet.

For more info contact:  Bronwyn on 4706 0280; bronwyn@nepeancommunity.org.au


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Be SMART

1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month during school terms
(starts Mon 10 June 2019)

Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre
1 Kington Place, Cranebrook.

Transport and afternoon tea provided. 

The group is for Aboriginal people or carers/support people of Aboriginal people.

The Be SMART Program has been designed to assist people who are affected by the behaviour of someone close to them. 
The program aims to help participants develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment.

For more info contact:  Bronwyn on 4706 0280 / 0439 455 139; bronwyn@nepeancommunity.org.au 


read4wellbeing

READ for Wellbeing

3 pm to 4 pm, every Monday 

Springwood Drop In Centre
3/163 Macquarie Road, Springwood.

All welcome. 
A great story is read aloud each week. No cost and nothing is expected of you, you can just sit and listen.
Facilitated by a very friendly and caring group of people.

Contact:  (02) 4751 4956;  springwood@ccss.org.au


Tuesday

catholiccare

CREATE for Wellbeing

10 am to 12 noon, every Tuesday 

Katoomba Girl Guides Hall
17 Station Street, Katoomba.

All welcome. 
A free weekly drop in art group.

Contact:  (02) 4751 4956;  springwood@ccss.org.au


Wednesday

communitygarden

Springwood Community Garden - Working Bees

From 9.30 am, every Wednesday and Saturday morning

Springwood Community Garden
168 Hawkesbury Road, Springwood 

We have working bees on-site from 9.30am every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at the Drop-In Centre.

For further information call CatholicCare Springwood Drop-In Centre on 4751 4956 or visit us at 3/163 Macquarie Road Springwood.  


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ARTSCOPE

9.30 am to 11.30 am, every 1st & 4th Wednesday of the month

Springwood Presbyterian Church Hall
Macquarie Road, Springwood 

Artscope welcome people with a lived experience of mental illness who are interested in artistic expression.

Cost:  $5 for materials & morning tea

For more info contact:  4751 3033


raisingkin

Raising Kin
a support group for grandparents, relatives and kinship carer 

10 am to 12 pm, every 1st Wednesday of the month
during school terms

Tanderra OOSH
14 Raymond Street, Springwood 

RSVP or for more info:  Call Jenny on 0450 001 393


ndispeersupp

Peer support for individuals and families
navigating the NDIS

10 am to 12 noon, every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
9 New Street, Lawson 

Come along and join our Peer Support Group to share stories,discuss goals, learn about your rights and find ways to prepare for and manage the NDIS.  

Register/More info:  4759 2592; danielle@mmnc.org.au


caringforcarers

Caring for Carers

1:30 pm to 3 pm, every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
9 New Street, Lawson

A friendly supportive group for those being on the journey of caring for an older family member of friend.
Everyone welcome.

For more info and to register please phone Eva on 4759 2592 or email: eregitz@belongbm.org.au

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BANC Carers Support Group

2 pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room
Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath

Come along and meet other carers in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Contact:  (02) 4787 7770 for more information.


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Peers in Recovery

1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, every 4th Wednesday of the month during school terms

The Green Room at The Springwood Hub
104-108 Macquarie Road, Springwood

For anyone with a lived experience of mental health issues.

Contact: Imelda on (02) 4751 3033 for more information.


Thursday

me cfs

ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Support & Social Group

10 am to 12 pm, first Thursday each month
First 2019 date:  7 Feb

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre,
9 New Street, Lawson

Support Group Coordinator: Therese 0401 238 551;  cfsbluemountains@gmai.com


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Penrith Carer Support  Group

10 am to 12 pm, first Thursday each month

Headspace Penrith,
Ground Floor, 606 High Street

For further information please contact:  Family and Carer Mental Health Program
Phone: 8880 8160 or email: fcmhinfonbm@parramattamission.org.au


createart

CREATE for Aboriginal Women

10 am to 12.15 pm, every Thursday 

Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre
6 Station Street, Katoomba.

Contact:  (02) 4751 4956;  springwood@ccss.org.au


hawkesmental

Hawkesbury Mental Health Carer Support Group

10 am to 12 pm, thirdThursday each month

Rozzoli Room, Windsor Library,
300 George Street, Windsor

The group meets for tea and coffee, to chat, share stories and learn from regular guest speakers.

Contact: 8880 8160 or fcmhinfonbm@parramattamission.org.au

 


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Steps to Healing

10.30 am to 1 pm, Thursdays (during school terms)

21 Vale Street, Katoomba 

Steps to Healing is a friendly space where Aboriginal people can come together to share stories and make connections through healing and culture.
This group is for anyone who has been through hard times, when daily life is a struggle.
Together we will make room for Connection, Hope, Identity, and Empowerment.

Transport, morning tea and light lunch provided.  Bookings for transport essential.

For more info contact:  Bronwyn on 4706 0280 / 0439 455 139; bronwyn@nepeancommunity.org.au

 

 


digitalmentoring

Digital Mentoring

1 pm to 4 pm, every Thursday

Springwood Drop-In Centre
3/163 Macquarie Road, Springwood

One on one mentoring.  No cost.

Contact:4752 4956 to book a session


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Lithgow Carer Support Group

1 pm to 3 pm, every 4th Thursday of the month

Lithgow LIbrary
157 Main Street, Lithgow

For further information please contact:  Family and Carer Mental Health Program
Phone: 8880 8160 or email: fcmhinfonbm@parramattamission.org.au

 


aborigsupp

Aboriginal Anxiety Disorders Support Group

1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, 3rd Thursday of each month during school terms

21 Vale Street, Katoomba

Transport provided. 
An Anxiety Support Group is a non-judgemental place for people with anxiety,
and /or their family and friends to meet.

For more info contact:  Bronwyn on 4706 0280; bronwyn@nepeancommunity.org.au


Thursday (c'td)

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Be SMART Program

1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month during school terms

21 Vale Street, Katoomba

Transport and afternoon tea provided. 

The group is for Aboriginal people or carers/support people of Aboriginal people.

The Be SMART Program has been designed to assist people who are affected by the behaviour of someone close to them.
The program aims to help participants develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment.

For more info contact:  Bronwyn on 4706 0280 / 0439 455 139; bronwyn@nepeancommunity.org.au


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Surviving Suicide
Blue Mountains Suicide Support

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, every 2nd Thursday of the month

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
9 New St, Lawson

A self help bereavement support group, facilitated by a qualified counsellor.  

Our mission is to provide information about the challenges of suicide in the community and in turn assist in reducing the occurrence of suicide and provide a safe and supported space for those bereaved by suicide.

Contact:  0401 627 698 


Girls with Autism - Thurs

girlsautism

Girls with Autism
You're not alone

6:30 pm to 8 pm, every 2nd Thursday of the month in term
Term 4 dates:  18 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov, 29 Nov & 13 Dec

MYST, 59 Springwood Avenue, Springwood 

A group for girls with autism ages 14 to 24 to get togeher, have some fun, talek about our lives and listen to others..  

Contact:  1300 006 978 


Friday

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Dementia Carers Support Group

10 am to 12 pm, twice a month on Fridays
 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar, 22 Mar

Senator Doug Cameron's Office,
Unit 6, 5 Raymond Street, Springwood

Caring for someone with Dementia?  Are they living with you, living with others, now in a residential setting, or perhaps your caring role has recently past?
'You don't have to feel alone'.

Friendly Blue Mountains wide group welcomes everyone, offers useful information and resources, guest speakers and opportunities for informal mentoring, social support and networking.

Cost: Gold coin donation is appreciated but not compulsory, to help cover cost of morning tea - and transport is avaialbe if needed to attend

More info: 4751 3033, 0426 749 011 or cvs@sncc.org.au


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Carers Caring for Each Other

10.15 am to 1 pm, last Friday of each month

Blue Mountains Women's Health & Resource Centre,
124 Lurline Street, Katoomba

A free group for women who are looking after someone with mental health issues.

This is a group where women can gain information, share resources and get emotional support in an easy relaxed atmosphere.

Cost: Free

More info: 4782 5133


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Mulitple Diagnoses Support Group & Art Therapy

2 to 4 pm, first Friday of each month

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, 
9 New St, Lawson

People deserve to turn off their brave faces for a few hours.  Do you have multiple diagnoses? Do you want to vent your frustrations and share coping strategies, in a safe and non-judgemental space? Are you in pain?
 
Support Group is facilitated by a professional counsellor.
All mental and physical health conditions welcome.

Contact: Text Natasha 0421 774 342 or email natashasimon.mh@gmail.com


Saturday

communitygarden

Springwood Community Garden - Working Bees

From 9.30 am, every Wednesday and Saturday morning

Springwood Community Garden
168 Hawkesbury Road, Springwood 

We have working bees on-site from 9.30am every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at the Drop-In Centre.

For further information call CatholicCare Springwood Drop-In Centre on 4751 4956 or visit us at 3/163 Macquarie Road Springwood.