Support groups / Waikato

EVOLVE – depression and anxiety support at Centre 401 Trust

A strength-based, recover-focused support group that enables, empowers and reclaims life within an atmosphere of unity and acceptance.

EVOLVE is a weekly support group that is facilitated by people who walk the talk.

This group has been created because there are power in numbers. You are not alone.
This is a place where we learn from each other, where we are able to share,
discuss and help along the way. Our philosophy is “ We are the same, we just wear different shoes on different sized feet, taking different strides”. This captures the journey and the vastness of experiences where we learn from each other and grow with each other.

No Charge!!!

EVOLVE can be found every Tuesday 5pm – 6pm.

Address: 306 Tristram Street, Hamilton
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Phone: 07 838 1099 or 022 1055 659


GROW is a community mental health movement organisation and led by people recovering or recovered from mental illness. Available Tuesday–Thursday, 10am–4.30pm.

Address: Auckland, Thames, and Dunedin
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Phone: 09 846 6869
Email: auckland (at) grow.org.nz

People Relying on People

We are a regional and local support group for family and whānau who are caring for someone with mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction. We provide information, support, education and advocacy in a safe and confidential environment and organise retreats for carers.

Our Family Facilitator holds individual face-to-face and group meetings in Coromandel, Whitianga, Tairua, Thames, Whangamata, Ngatea, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Waihi. We also have a support person based at the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. People Relying On People is a non-profit organisation. There is no charge for the services we provide however donations are always welcome.

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Phone: 07 868 9673
Email: propinc (at) xtra.co.nz

Promoting Mental Wellness

This group exists to educate, promote, support and organise mental wellbeing initiatives to benefit the lives of people in the community. It uses self-help principles and operates from a recovery and strengths-based focus. Located in Hamilton East.

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Email: pmwellness (at) ihug.co.nz

Tokoroa Bereaved by Suicide Support Group

We meet at Tokoroa Hospital Library
Gate 1, Maraetai Rd
2nd Wednesday of the month

Phone: Launa-Anne Smith 0274166690 or Les Pinkerton 0221718533