Support Groups

Due to COVID19 restrictions, all ARCvic Support Groups have been moved ONLINE via Zoom. We will keep you updated on any changes. 

To book your spot on any of our groups, please click on the following link, find your group that you're interested in and then click register.  https://www.arcvic.org.au/community-education/online-support-group-bookings

Peer led, Mutual Self-Help Support Groups provide an opportunity for people to help one another, support one another in a confidential and safe space. 

Many people affected by anxiety disorders find it helpful to meet others with similar experiences. Support groups provide individuals with an opportunity to discuss challenges, self-help ideas in a relaxed, understanding and confidential safe environment to support you along your recovery journey.

If you are encountering challenges with registering for a group, please contact our Helpline 1300 269 438 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IMPORTANT: Please check your Junk or Spam inbox for the zoom links as our emails can end up in there. 

Our Helpline is also available on 1300 269 438 or 03 9830 0533 for further information, support, and referrals between the hours of 10 am - 8:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)

Please see the following docs to give you information on how our zoom groups operate:
• ARCVic’s Online Support Group Etiquette
• ARCVic’s Online Support Group Guidelines

Please also find the emergency numbers information if you need further supports:
• Emergency Numbers Sheet

Technical issues:  We suggest that participants log into the zoom link 10 minutes before the meeting and check to make sure that their video and microphones are working and that they are using headphones.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and health requirements as advised by DHHS. The face-to-face groups will be capped at a maximum capacity of 6 participants and bookings are essential. The health and safety of our participants and volunteers are paramount. Therefore all health and safety hygiene protocols will be adhered to, masks and hand sanitisers will be made available and recommended. Group registrations will close one hour prior to the group. If no registrations have been made an hour before the group - the group will not go ahead. For online groups, we recommend logging-in on to the the zoom link 10 minutes prior to the meeting to ensure their video and microphones are working. 

GROUPSDATES AND TIMES
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2nd Tuesday's Monthly (Online): 7.00pm - 8.00pm

4th Tuesday's Monthly (Online): 7.00pm - 8.00pm 

1st and 3rd Thursday's Monthly (Online): 2.00pm - 3.00pm

1st Sunday Monthly (Online): 11am - 12:00pm

  

SPECIALISED ANXIETY ZOOM ONLINE

SUPPORT GROUPS

Mindfullmoments   MINDFULNESS-GUIDED

3rd Wednesday each month (Online): 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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2nd Sunday of the Month (Online): 12pm - 1:30pm

4th Sunday of the Month (Online): 11.00am - 12.30pm  

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2nd Wednesday of the Month (Online): 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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2nd and 4th Tuesday's Monthly (Online): 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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1st and 3rd Monday's Monthly (Online): 7.00pm - 8.00pm

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 1st Tuesday of the Month (Online): 7.00pm - 8.30pm

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2nd and 4th Monday's Monthly (Online): 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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1st  Wednesday of the Month (Online): 7.00pm - 8.00pm  

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 Weekly on Friday's 11.00am - 12.00pm (Online)

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Weekly on Thursday's 10.30am - 11.30am (Online)

 

IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY REGISTERING FOR THE ARCVic SUPPORT GROUPS – PLEASE EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call our helpline 98300533 where they can send you an email with the zoom link, meeting ID and password for the support online group you are interested in.

If you have any concerns or questions, please free to call the helpline 98300533 or reach out using our webchat which will be available from Monday to Friday 10am to 8.30pm.

DISCLAIMER

ARCVic provides this online service as a form of peer support. It is understood that it does not completely substitute for face to face interaction. Given the mode of service and the fact that it is dependent on individual devices ARCVic cannot ensure quality of transmission or connection. The intent is to provide for a form of contact and personal communication within the limits of the technology.