Peer Support


Peer Support Groups

The Peer Support Groups are run by two MSRS Peer Support Workers. The groups aims to help people affected by substance misuse, and it is a safe place to share experiences, build support relationships and encourage positive change.

It is open to anybody over 18 struggling or affected by substance misuse, including alcohol, illicit drugs, prescribed or over-the-counter medications. It is a confidential and free group, and you don’t need anything to come along.

Click here to see the full peer support calendar

#BeZine Peer Support Group

#BeZine, a group which produces and publishes a magazine on an ongoing basis. #BeZine is designed to enable participants to creatively explore themes of addiction, recovery, loss, growth, secrets and lies. #BeZine is about self-expression, storytelling and thinking outside the box. #BeZine is self-led and has no expectations of design outcomes. The world is your oyster.

When: Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Hawthorn Community House, 32 Henry Street, Hawthorn
Cost: Free, lunch included


Overdose Awareness Day Interactive Art Project

To find out about our Overdose Awareness Day interactive art project, please check out the page here or contact Vanessa on 0478 326 888


Women’s Wellness Group

A four week group for women to meet, share and explore ways of caring for ourselves. Includes gentle yoga & relaxation, stress reduction, relapse prevention, healthy eating and journaling.
When: Wednesdays in September, 2 – 4pm
Where: Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Cost: Free
For information or to register contact Vanessa on 9810 3034.


Upcoming: Women’s Wellness group

When: Tuesday
Where: Banyule Community Health, 21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg
Cost: Free
More details coming soon

Relapse Prevention

When: Wednesdays in August 2.30 – 3.30pm
Where: Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Road, Hawthorn (downstairs)
Cost: Free
For information or to register contact Ian on 0478 327 000 


Chill & Chat

A monthly peer meet up for adventures in and around Belgrave.
Not operating between May and August.
When: First Wednesday of the month, start time 10am
Where: Inspiro, Belgrave Hub, 1616 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave
Cost: Free
For information or to register contact Vanessa on 9810 3034