What is Grow and how did it start?

Grow is a community-based organisation that has helped tens of thousands of Australians recover from mental illness through a unique program of mutual support and personal development.

Grow was established in Sydney in 1957. The founders were drawn together by their first-hand experience of mental illness. The wisdom they gained in helping each other to overcome life’s challenges and recover from mental illness was carefully recorded and forms the basis of the unique Grow Program.

You can find us in Australia, Ireland, America, Trindidad & New Zealand.

Our Board

The Board is chaired by Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck, Lesley is well known in the mental health sector working for over five years as Queensland inaugural Mental Health Commissioner and before that…


Several independent research studies over the last 25 years, in Australia and the United States of America have proven that Grow’s program has helped people to…


We release an Annual Report highlighting our successes from the past year as well as our financial…

Our Values

What makes Grow so special is the practical advice and the wisdoms that are discussed every week from a range of literature, some of which has been written by the founders of Grow.

This literature has proven to be of enormous benefit, and can assist with keeping ‘Growers’ on track with their road to recovery.

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