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, Trinidad & New Zealand.

Grow program

Grow Groups meet weekly and vary in size from three to ten members, and are run by seasoned members who have taken a voluntary leadership role within the Group.

Over the course of each meeting, the group engages in a series of group discussions, interactions, and readings that follow a structure and timetable to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, and meetings finish on time.

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eGrow Program

eGrow offers the same Grow group experience in an online environment. eGrow is for Australians who aren’t able to attend a physical Grow group due to geographic limitations.

Currently eGrow groups are available at the following times. Select ‘eGrow Sign Up” to register for a group.

Specialised Services

At its heart, Grow is a program of mutual-help. Through our range of programs, we provide people who are struggling with life  –  transformative tools, friendship and support that is consistently effective, affordable and accessible.

Programs for Young People

The Get Growing Schools program is an initiative of Grow Australia and was developed to meet the needs of young people.

Many of the Adult members of Grow consistently tell us that if they had access to the Grow Schools Program when they were young, their lives would be completely different and they may not have become so unwell.

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