Family/Whanau Support Group

Inviting all families/whanau from Waitakere, North Shore & Rodney. Supporting Families in Mental Illness provides a safe place for family, whanau and friends of people affected by mental illness. Have the opportunity to share your experiences, gain practical resources and strategies, and hear from guest speakers with mental health expertise. We meet every second Tuesday of every month, 6.45pm to 9pm.

Address: Unit F, First Floor, Building 2, 3 Ceres Court, Albany
Phone: 027 277 2367 or 027 277 2383
Email: admin (at)

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Friday Peer Recovery and Support Group

For men and women with mental health issues and their whānau. Every Friday of each (8-week) school term, 12pm–1.30pm.

Address: 54 Carruth Road, Papatoetoe 2025
Phone: 09 279 8233
Email: whariki (at)

GROW Mental Health

GROW Mental Health offers a supportive environment to help those who struggle to live well in the world. We are a community mental health movement with groups suitable for people recovering from mental illness, anyone suffering a crisis, and for those who need support to self-manage their daily lives. We offer friendship and support at weekly group meetings that are open to all. The meetings follow a routine format and embrace a 12-step program.

The GROW Mental Health community are people who have been in your shoes and know how you feel. We have found our way back to wholeness and our passion is to help you do the same. No referrals are required, no fees are charged, however a small donation to meet group expenses is usual and voluntary.

Address: GROW Mental Health have Zoom groups nationwide, and physical groups in Auckland, Thames, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin
Phone: Nationwide enquiries: 09 846 6869 or 021 049 1360
Email: auckland (at)

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Hearts & Minds

Support and development programmes for those who experience depression and anxiety – most of which are free with a GP referral in WDHB.

Phone: 09 441 8989
Email: info (at)

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Men's Change and Support Group

A general support group for men going through change, difficult times, including depression - run through Manalive Auckland. Visit their website for more details.

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North Shore Women's Centre

North Shore Women's Centre provides essential support services for women. These services include a free legal clinic, counselling, social work, information and referral and holiday programmes for young women.

Phone: 09 444 4618
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