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.

Groups  Locations 
 Anxiety Disorders Support Groups

Ascot Vale 





*NEW* Hoppers Crossing




Surrey Hills Sunday  

Templestowe *Will temporally be relocated to 109 wood st, Templestowe whilst renovations are taking place. (Located at the administration building which is next door to the past location) 

 Regional Support Groups

Mt Beauty


 Specialised Support Groups for specific anxiety disorders:  

 Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)

Surrey Hills 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Surrey Hills NEW TIME: 6:30pm to 8:30pm 


Surrey Hills 

Social Anxiety

Surrey Hills * GUEST SPEAKER: Caitlin Grace; Provisional Psychologist (Clinical) | 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Candidate |Australian Catholic University. Will be talking at 9pm about getting interested parties for research participation on Social Anxiety. On the 9th October.

New Multicultural 

Surrey Hills 

Trans & Gender Diverse 

Mindfulness Guided 

Surrey Hills 
Women's Childhood Trauma 

Surrey Hills 
Gay Men's Anxiety 

Carlton * New date and time recommence in August on a Friday 17th from 7.30 to 9.00pm (new date and time)

New Student Multicultural 

Carlton*New student multicultural anxiety support group will not go ahead tonight! Sorry for any inconvenience caused. The group will be on Monday 12th November. Thanking you in advance.

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 *Sadly we have put our monthly meetings on hold for the remainder of the year, but in the meantime we have planned a casual daytime gathering 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