Support Groups

Support Groups provide an opportunity for people to help one another, understand their anxiety disorder and the recovery process.

The groups provide an avenue to share their hope, motivations and their journey in a safe, supportive environment. ARCVic Member Marnie's poem The Open Door is a great expression of what we hope people bring to and take from our support groups.

A full list of all regular support group times is available below. Times and dates for each session are available through our events calendar. 

Click the location name to get address and meeting time details.

ARCVic will be closed from Thursday 20th December 2018 and will re-open on Monday the 14th Jan 2019.

All Support Groups will start back up in Feb 2019, with some starting back Mid Janurary. We wish you a safe and joyous festive break and please be kind to yourselves and others. 

Groups  Locations 
 Anxiety Disorders Support Groups

Ascot Vale 





Hoppers Crossing



Lilydale * TIME TIME 7.00 TO 8.30PM

Surrey Hills Sunday  

Templestowe *Will now only meet once a month (the 1st Tuesday)

 Regional Support Groups

Mt Beauty

Traralgon *Now Meets the second Monday of each month

 Specialised Support Groups for specific anxiety disorders:  

 Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) & Dermatillomania (Skin Picking)

Surrey Hills 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Surrey Hills *Last meeting 19th Dec from 6.30 to 8.00pm 


Surrey Hills 

Social Anxiety

Surrey Hills 

New Multicultural 

Surrey Hills 

Trans & Gender Diverse 

Carlton *FROM 2019 No longer ARCVic support group. For more details email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mindfulness Guided 

Surrey Hills 
Women's Childhood Trauma 

Surrey Hills 
Gay Men's Anxiety 


New Student Multicultural 


Parents & Carers 

Surrey Hills **The Parents & Careres support group will be on hold for the remainder of the year. Sorry for any inconveniences caused. Please call (03) 9830 0566 for any information.

Interstate Trichotillomania Support Groups


Adelaide *We have replaced monthly meetings with casual daytime gatherings that hopefully lots of you can attend with family and/or friends. Please click on link for more information or call the ARCVic office on (03) 9830 0566.


If you are interested in attending a Support Group please contact us