Support Groups in Melbourne
Support groups and meetings for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) following the 12 Steps programme, drug aid, cancer support meetings, AIDS and more…
There are a number of organisations that run support programmes for addictions, mental and physical health problems, and victims of violence and abuse. Most of them offer information, educational resources, counselling by trained professionals and peers, and links to additional community services and support.
Alcohol and Drugs Support
Alcoholics Anonymous Australia provides information, group meetings and a helpline.
- Tel: 24 hour AA help line 1300 222 222 (call this number to connect with your local AA office or contact)
- To find an AA meeting in Melbourne or Victoria: Click here
- Alcoholics Anonymous Times – AA publication for the state of Victoria
Alcohol and Drug Information Network (ADIN): government run organisation which provides information on alcohol and other drugs via its website.
Narcotics Anonymous: assists people suffering from drug addiction through its website and group meetings.
Gambler’s Help: provides help and support for people struggling with gambling issues.
- Tel: 1800 858 858 (24 hours).
Cancer Council Victoria: non-profit organisation involved in cancer research, patient support and cancer prevention.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA): provides up to date information, treatment, care and support to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)
At: 293 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
Tel: 03 9805 2500
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA): national body for prostate cancer in Australia providing research, awareness and support to men and their families.
- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA)
At: Ground Floor, 15-17 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel: 1800 220 099 (Freecall)
HIV and Sexual Health Services
HIV & Sexual Health Connect: organisation which provides confidential information, support and counselling for people diagnosed with HIV, AIDS and other sexual health problems.
- HIV & Sexual Health Connect
Tel: 1800 038 125
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: Victoria’s largest centre for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
- Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
At: 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Tel: 03 9341 6200
Mental Illness Support
Mind Australia: provides a range of services to assist people with mental illness including outreach services, mentor program and residential rehabilitation.
Anxiety and depression
Reconnexion: provides information and counselling for panic, anxiety and depression.
At: 222 Burke Road, Glen Iris
Tel: 03 9886 9400
beyondblue: a national, not for profit organisation which works to address problems associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders.
Eating Disorder Services
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: A 12-step recovery programme for anyone who suffers from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food, weight or body size.
- Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Tel: 03 8080 1720
Austin Health: Provides specialist inpatient and community based services for sufferers of eating disorders.
- Austin Health
At: Austin Hospital, Stanley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084
Tel: 03 9496 6407, after hours: 03 9496 5000
Support for Children
Kids Help Line: Free, confidential and anonymous counselling service specifically for young people between 5 and 25.
- Tel: 1800 551 800 (24 hours)
Victim Support Australia: provides help, support and advice for victims of crime.
- Victim Support Australia
Tel: 1800 819 817
Stop Smoking Support
Quitline: Australia-wide information and advice service.
- Tel: 13 78 48