Groups in the Bayside Peninsula

If you want to search for a Group, go to our Group Search page, otherwise a list of all current Groups in the Bayside Peninsula are listed below.


Circle of heArts – Women

Circle of heArts is a therapeutic group for women who have experienced family violence.  It is a 6-week course and no prior arts experience is needed.

Contact:  Liz or Stephanie on 8792 8999 to make a referral.
Date:  Tuesdays for 8 weeks starting May 10th 2022
Time:  10.30am-12.30pm
Venue:  Uniting SouthPort, 319 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Cost:  Free. All materials provided

Referral Form:  CoH Referral Form


Empowering Voices – Women

The support group would be psychoeducative to build the foundations for awareness of family violence and its implications, promote healing and ongoing coping strategies. The group will encourage connection with peers and empowerment through reflection and discovery.  The goal of the group is to increase awareness to understand and recognise the cycle of violence, including the different forms the cycle can take and how it impacts them and their children, while developing emotional awareness and skills to effectively manage ongoing triggers. The group will cover information relating to family violence, shame and self-talk, trauma and triggers, regulation strategies, resilience, self care and connection.The group will empower individuals to use their voice, share their stories and advocate for themselves and their families.

Please contact Meg (Community Support Coordinator) or Sylvia (Womens &  Childrens Counsellor) on 03 8599 5433 or email [email protected]

Referral Form: Empowering Voices

Flyer:  Empowering Voices


Beyond the Violence – Women & Children

A FREE 8-week program for women and their children who have been impacted by Family Violence.

Are you dealing with the aftereffects of family violence? Does your child’s anger or anxiety worry you? Can you identify the warning signs in a new relationship? Do contact visits unsettle your child?

Dates: Wednesday evenings 4th May – 22nd June
Time: 4pm – 6.30pm
For bookings & enquiries contact: Iris Guasch at Parentzone on 0436 007 492 [email protected]

Flyer: Beyond the Violence


Being Dad – Men

Do you want to be the Dad you’ve always wanted to be? Being Dad is an interactive group for fathers with children aged 0-17 years.

The 6 week group will help you explore:
– Parenting
– Children’s development
– Healthy relationships
– Managing a work/life balance
– Cyber safety
– Supports and activities available to you and your children

Cost: Free
Date: Every Wednesday 11 May – 15 June 2022
Time: 5:30PM 7:30PM
Venue: Uniting 55 Webb Street Narre Warren
Get in touch:  Contact Colin or Anas on 03 5990 8400

Flyer:  Being Dad Flyer


Adult Seasons for Growth – Adults

Change affects everyone differently, as does grief. It’s the impact of the change, not the event itself that our group focuses on. Held over four weeks, you will:
 Explore the range of emotions that accompany loss
 Share the challenges
 Learn strategies to assist you to manage grief
 Explore the importance of feelings, memories, forgiveness, choices and support networks in your life

Cost: Free
Dates:  Wednesdays May 18th – June 8th 2022
Venue: Uniting, 55 Webb Street, Narre Warren 3805

Flyer: Adult Seasons for growth


Finding Solutions – Adolescents

Finding Solutions is a youth focused program that provides mediation and support to young people and their families who are experiencing  conflict, where there is risk of family breakdown. Finding Solutions is a 12 week case management program that provides individualised support to young people, with the aim of preventing them from becoming homeless or disconnected from their family. The program also  aims to keep young people engaged in education or employment, linked in with services such as mental health or counselling, groups and community activities.

Referral Form: Uniting Referral Form


StrEAT Virtual Job Club – Adolescents

Job Club is a program that StrEAT is running every week for young people aged 16-24 who would like assistance with looking for work.  You don’t need to be engaged with StrEAT to attend this program.  We will be offering Job Club online – links will be sent prior to each session to all young people who have registered.  You may even get to say hello to Magic, our friendly therapy dog!

To register: click here
When:  Every Friday 1pm to 3pm from 14 January 2022
Details:  Job Club is conducted virtually via Zoom ( or (Meeting ID: 860 8712 6673), and functions as a space where young people aged 16-24 can log on and ask questions/advice on anything employment related and receive help and guidance from qualified youth workers from STREAT’s Transitions Team.
Cost:  It is free of charge and requires no ongoing commitment from the young people.
Contact:  If you know of any young people who this would be perfect for and would be interested, please email [email protected] or call Rahul on 0491 059 579.  Alternately contact any of the Transitions Team on 9629 4222, [email protected] or have a young person register for Job Club via our website.


Tuning into Kids

Would you like to learn how to:
 Better tune into your child’s emotions?
 Better understand your child?
 Help your child learn to manage their own emotions?
 Teach your child how to deal with conflict in their life?

Tuning in to Kids helps children:
 Calm themselves down when distressed
 Get along better with other children
 Express their emotions in more appropriate ways

Cost: Free
Date: Tuesdays May 10th – June 14th 2022
Time: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
FlyerTuning Into Kids


In-language sessions on healthy relationships and gender equality – CALD

The Getting Equal project, coordinated by the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH). This project involves education sessions for community women’s groups across Victoria, focusing on three topics:

  1. Understanding healthy relationships
  2. Gender equality
  3. The prevention of gender-based violence.

Sessions are delivered by bi-lingual health educators. Community groups can request sessions be conducted in-language and/or plain English, as well as via Zoom or face-to-face.  Please see Getting Equal Flyer for further information, including the range of languages that educators speak.  To refer a client or group of clients, please complete the Registration Form.