A free online peer-to-peer program to help you improve your mental health and build resilience in times of high distress.


A free online peer-to-peer program to help you improve your mental health and build resilience in times of high distress.

What is it?

“Do you ever find yourself facing a new situation where you’re stressed, unsure what to do, or feel it’s really affecting your mental well-being? Well, you’re not alone. GROW’s fantastic community is here to help you cope, recover and increase your mental resilience.”

“Growing Resilience is our free online program for people who are experiencing mental ill-health brought on by life events – in particular natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic and the social, emotional and financial hardships associated with it.”

“The program is run over six one-hour Zoom sessions, facilitated by one of our experienced program workers. Participants are encouraged to share their stories and challenges in a supportive and structured peer-to-peer format that is safe, caring and confidential.”

“If you’re interested, or have any questions, just share a few details here and one of the GROW team will be in touch. Together we’ll help you grow!”

David Butt, CEO of GROW

Please note: if you, or someone you know, needs help urgently, reach out to a crisis service now.


Why join us?

Free and open to all

Everyone’s welcome, whatever your background, circumstances and challenges.

Peer-led content

You’ll work with your group to learn how to deal with your feelings and develop coping strategies in a mutually supportive environment.

Skilled facilitators

Many of our program workers have taken part in GROW programs themselves and experienced first-hand the value of peer-led support.

Relief and reassurance

“Attending Growing Resilience sessions helped me understand what has been causing me to feel uneasy and overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharing my feelings with the group brought a sense of relief and reassurance as I heard from others that had similar experiences and feelings to my own.”

– Past attendee

Your questions answered

How many people are there in each group?

That varies a little but tends to be around 8-10 to keep the sessions manageable.

What equipment will I need?

You’ll need to have downloaded the Zoom application on your device and have a reliable internet connection.

When do the sessions take place?

Currently, the sessions are at 2pm AEST on Wednesdays and 6pm AEST on Thursdays.

More questions?

You can read more about the Growing Resilience program here, contact us via email  or call 1800 558 268 to speak to your local GROW office.

About GROW

GROW is a community-based organisation that has helped thousands of Australians with their recovery from mental ill-health through a unique program of mutual support and personal development.

Established in Sydney in 1957, the founders were drawn together by their first-hand experience of mental ill-health. The wisdom they gained in helping each other overcome life’s challenges and move toward recovery was carefully recorded and this forms the basis of our GROW programs.

Do you need help now?

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, you can contact the following crisis services:

Lifeline13 11 14
Kids Helpline1800 55 1800
MensLine1300 78 99 78
Suicide Call Back Service1300 659 467