Peer Support

Peer Support Groups

Our Peer Support Groups are run by people with lived experience of medication problems who are now in recovery.

These groups aim to help people having problems with their medication use. Peer support groups are a safe place to share experiences, build supportive relationships and learn how to make positive changes in your life.

We welcome people who are experiencing other mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression. People having difficulties with alcohol or other substances are also welcome to attend.

MSRS Peer Support groups are open to anybody over 18 who is struggling with their use of prescription or over-the-counter medications.

It’s confidential and free to join a group, and you don’t need a referral to attend.

To find out more about the groups we’re currently offering, or to sign up, give us a call on 1800 931 101 or 9810 3080.

Groups we’re currently running:


Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm

Access Health and Community Hawthorn

A support group for people at all stages in their journey with medication use.

This group begins with a check-in then moves on to a weekly discussion topic (selected by members the week prior)

People struggling with alcohol or other substance use are also welcome to attend.

The Circle: Women’s Support Group

Mondays, 1-2:30pm

Access Health and Community Hawthorn

A group for women in recovery. This group offers a range of activities and resources, as well as a supportive place to talk about how you’re going.

Activities include discussion sessions, presentations and social/recreational activities.

Check in group

Fridays, 10-11:30am

Access Health and Community Hawthorn

A relaxed weekly check-in group where everyone has a chance to talk about how they’ve been travelling.

The group discussion usually focuses on whatever themes come up that week.

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Please note: arrangements will be made to transfer groups online if COVID-19 restrictions take effect.