Tandem works with a number of carer support groups in the Melbourne metro region. Some have been established for many years, and others are always starting up. To add a group to the list, or to make an inquiry, contact Tandem.

Abbotsford

Borderline Personality Disorder Family & Carer Group
Mind Centre for mental Health and Wellbeing, Ground floor, Collingwood Football Community Centre, 8 Lulie Street, Abbotsford

Open support and information group for carers of people with BPD.

When: First Wednesday of the month
Time: 7–9pm
Enquiries: 1300 554 660


Altona

Westgate Carers Support Group Inc
A group for carers living in the western region of Melbourne. No current venue at present.

When: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 1.30–3.30pm
Enquiries: 9398 5036 or [email protected]


Avondale Heights

Family & Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness
Open age peer support, education, and respite.
Meet at different cafes in the area.
When: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm
Enquiries: Carole Breese on 0411 720 268 or [email protected]


Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Mental Health Carer Support Group
Broadmeadows Health Service, 35 Johnstone Street, Broadmeadows (PAG Room)
An opportunity for family and friends to meet, share and learn from each other about caring for someone who has mental health issues.
When: Third Thursday of the month -Closed due to COVID - ZOOM meetings
Time: 7–9pm
Enquiries: Jo Tracey 8345 5611 or Fabiha Khan 9365 9500
[email protected]

Hume Mental Health Carers Coffee Morning Group
Bookmark 3047 Cafe, Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows (opposite Broadmeadows Shopping Centre)
When: First Thursday of the month
Time: 10.30am–12pm
Enquiries: Jo Tracey 8345 5611 or Fabiha Khan 9365 9500


Caulfield South

Grow Better Together Carer Support Group
Blackburn - Easterm Grown Carers
Grow Better Together encourages and supports caregivers of people experiencing mental illness. It utilises the same key elements of the Grow Program encouraging carers to further develop their own personal resources, friendships and supports to overcome barriers they experience as part of their caring role.
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month - On hold due to COVID
Time: 7pm
Enquiries: Julie-Anne Dooley 9528 2977 or [email protected]

Forensicare Family & Friends
Thomas Embling Hospital, Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield
When: Second Friday of the month
Enquiries: 9495 9164 or [email protected]


Ferntree Gully

Ferntree Gully Family Support Group
Ferntree Gully Uniting Church, 6 The Avenue, Ferntree Gully
A support group for carers and friends of people with mental health issues. Mutual support, self-help and education provided through speakers and a library of books, cassettes and videos.
When: Third Wednesday of the month - On hold due to COVID restrictions
Time: 7.45pm
Enquiries: Barb Edwards 9726 5694

Outer Eastern BPD Carers Support Group
Coonara Community House- 22 Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully
Learn through the experience of others, sharing ideas, gaining insight into the disorder and meeting with experienced Carer Peers.
When: Every third Monday of the Month – On hold due to COVID
Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm


Flemington

Melbourne Eating Disorders Parent Support Group
Flemington Neighbourhood House, 28 Farnham Street, Flemington
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 8pm to 9.30pm
This group welcomes anyone over 18 who is caring for someone with an eating disorder. Gold coin donation for coffee, tea and room hire. More


Hoppers Crossing

The Family / Carer Peer Support Group
Clare Moore Building (Werribee Mercy Psychiatric Inpatient Unit), Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing
When: Third Wednesday each month
Time: 6–8pm
Enquiries: Helen on 9928 7444 or [email protected]


Nunawading

Grow Better Together Carer Support Group
Open support group for carers of someone with mental health issues to discuss the day-to-day issues of caring, and seek solutions through mutual support.
Mind Australia, upstairs at 353 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7–9pm
Enquiries: Julie-Anne Dooley 9528 2977 or [email protected]


Port Melbourne

Mind Australia Inner South Family and Carer Support Group
86 St. Vincent Place, Albert Park
When: Third Thursday of the month
Time: 6.30–8.30pm
RSVP: Monday to Friday 9.00am–4.45pm
Enquiries: 1300 286 463


EACH Partner Support Group

Recovery Eastern, 9 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood
EACH Social and Community Health provides an opportunity for mental health carers to meet informally on a regular basis. Come and have a free cup of coffee and chat with others in a similar situation.
When: Every second Wednesday
Time: 1–3pm
Enquiries: Bronwyn 8870 5300 or 0467 718 262


Rosanna

BPD Family & Carers Group
Level 2, 76/80 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna
Enquiries: Neha Verma 1300 554 660 or [email protected]


South Melbourne

The BPD Community Family & Friends Group
Star Health South Melbourne - 341 Coventry St, South Melbourne
The Family & Friends Group has developed a Manual to guide its operations, developing its own model to complement existing supports and training programs. Their model of support is peer led, informed by ongoing monitoring and evaluation. It exists to support family members, encourage learning about BPD and all it encompasses, focuses on developing the techniques that work to improve relationships, especially with the person with BPD. More

When: Every third Tuesday of the month
Time: 6.30-9 pm
Enquires: Barb 0409 952 754 or [email protected]


Windsor

Inner South Family and Friends ispaf.org
4th Floor, Spotless Building, 549 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
A free meeting provided by Inner South Family and Friends.
When: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 7.30–9.30pm
Enquiries: Judi Burstyner 9076 4713 or [email protected]


Greenborough

Mind Family and Carer Support Group
Watermark, Greenborough
Open support group for carers of a person struggling with mental ill-health issues. Carers to discuss the day-to-day- issues of caring, and seek solutions through mutual support.
When: First Thursday of each month, commencing January 2021.
Time: 1–4pm
Enquiries: 1300 554 660