GROW is a community mental health movement organised and led by people recovering or recovered from mental illness and from other serious personal inadequacies or maladjustments to life.
GROW began in Sydney, Australia, in 1957 when a number of former patiens came together after hospitalisation for mental illness to find their way back to normal living and happiness.
Besides using their own resources and helping one another, they resolved to record and keep the insights, attitudes and practical helps that worked for them. This accumulation of shared experience is today enriching lives of many thousands of Growers around the world and their surrounding communities with a unique store of understanding of what mental health is, how it store of understanding of what mental health is, how it is impaired and lost, and how it can be regained.
GROW is anonymous, non-denominational and open to all. Its groups are run by their own members.
Harris Park Community Centre
11 Albion St Harris Park
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Phone: 1800 558 268 (toll free)