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Peer Support Networks and the Mental Health Sector


Australia's Leading mutual help program for people with a mental illness.

Joining a Grow Group gives you the opportunity to meet once a week for around two hours to share and find solutions to life’s many challenges with people going through similar experiences.  The meetings are run by recovering and trained Grow members who have gone through the program and have volunteered to lead the groups.

There are around 200 groups throughout Australia.

Mental Health Resources for Peer Support Networks 

  • Centre of Excellence in Peer Support


  • Share Your Story


  • The Art of Hosting


  • Health Issues Centre training


  • The Hub in Horsham


  • The Mental Health Commission of New South Wales collaborated with the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) between June 2013 and 2016 to undertake a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Mental Health Analysis Partnership Project. This Guideline is about how to establish a Community of Practice. It also considers the purpose, benefits, qualities and next steps to establish a Community of Practice.

  • The Peer Work hub looks at Peer work in the Mental Health sector