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Aboriginal Men
Anger Management
Anxiety
Bereavement Support
Counselling (General) [learn more about it here]
Crime Victims
Drugs & Alcohol
Fatherhood Groups
Fathering After Separation
Financial Counselling
Gambling
Men With Disabilities
Nutrition
Prostate Cancer
Parenting
Relationships
Social & Recreation
Speech Pathology
Support Groups (General)

Aboriginal Men

Port Mission Family Centre
58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, 5015. Phone 08 8240 3180, fax 08 8447 2144.
• Aboriginal Men's Support Program for Aboriginal men seeking support with personal, relationship, community or other issues. Involves individual support and casework, counselling, referral to other services as needed, occasional community development projects, and mentoring and/or leadership workshops. Call David 08 8440 2246.
• Men's Groups - Learning Within an Aboriginal Experience, within culturally appropriate group and/or community development projects. Call David 08 8440 2246.

Anger Management

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Anger Management Group
Date: Starts Wednesday 1st February 2006, from 6pm to 8pm for 8 weeks
Where: Men's Information and Support Centre, Adelaide
Contact: MISC 0404 604 426. More information here.

Anger Management Courses for Couples
Date: Starts 6th February or 1st May2006, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 5 weeks
Where: Men's Information and Support Centre, Adelaide
Contact: MISC 0404 604 426. More information here.

Men Confronting Violence
For men who wish to understand and take charge of their violent and abusive behaviour towards their partners or ex-partners.
Date: Wed, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: COPE, 49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Contact: Relationships Australia SA, 08 8245 8100

Men's Anger Management Group
Positive ways towards respectful relationships. Free group that supports men and runs throughout the year. This is an open group run by a friendly team who are aware that facing up to this can be a tough step to take.
Date: Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Port Adelaide Community Health Service, Church Street, Port Adelaide
Contact: Seamus on 08 8240 3180 or Andrew on 08 8243 5611

Port Mission Family Centre
58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, 5015.
Phone 08 8240 3180, fax 08 8447 2144.
• Men and Anger - skills, knowledge, insights, strategies. For men who are having problems with their use of anger in personal relationships. To help you build respectful relationships with kids, partner and family. This course runs over 8 weeks in the evenings, 2 or 3 times per year. Current course is on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm between November 2nd and December 14th 2004.
• Education and Skills Training; small groups for men which cover parenting relationship and skills, and children's needs. Group focus on strategies, knowledge and skills in building personal and intimate relationships which do not involve anger, violence or control.

“Uncorking Bottled Anger” Group
Date: Starts July 13th 2004, 12.30 to 2.30pm
Where: Parks Community Health Services, Regency Park
Contact: Andrew, 08 8243 5611

Salisbury West Community Health Centre
Referral/Assessment for Men stopping Violence. This service is free but is only available to residents of the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully areas.
Where: The Salisbury West Community Health Service is on Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs SA 5108, next to the Rainbow and Salisbury West Library. Outreach to Tea Tree Gully.
Contact: For further information, please contact Christopher on 08 8281 7644. For general enquiries, please contact Helen on Tel 08 8281 7644 or Fax 08 8281 9326.

Adelaide Central Community Health Service - Enfield
Shop 5, Northwood Plaza, 221 Main North Road, Sefton Park, 5083. Phone 08 8342 8600, Fax 08 8342 0053.
Stopping Violence Groups for men who use domestic violence. Two 12 week groups each year.
This service is free.

Anxiety

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Salisbury West Community Health Centre
• Referral to Panic and Anxiety Support Group (mixed group)
• One-to-one counselling to talk over a range of issues such as Loss and Grief, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with change/separation, Respectful Communication, and Men's Health Issues
For further information, contact Christopher
Services are free but are only available to residents of the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully areas, with the exception of the various groups run by the centre.
Where: The Salisbury West Community Health Service is on Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs SA 5108, next to the Rainbow and Salisbury West Library. Outreach to Tea Tree Gully.
Contact: For further information, please contact Christopher on 08 8281 7644. For general enquiries, please contact Helen on Tel 08 8281 7644 or Fax 08 8281 9326.

Port Mission Family Centre
58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, 5015.
Phone 08 8240 3180, fax 08 8447 2144.
Man Alive - relieving depression, anxiety and stress. Is depression, anxiety or chronic stress causing difficulties in your relationships? Mindfulness based cognitive therapy techniques can help you to understand and develop positive coping strategies. Current course is on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm between November 3rd and December 15th 2004. Call Seamus 08 8240 3180.

When Things Go Belly Up For Men
A residential men's weekend at the Petrea King Quest for Life Centre in Bundanoon NSW, facilitated by Dr David Crawford.
This is a unique opportunity where men have the comfort to express and start to work through the tensions and stresses in their lives, without the worry of upsetting those important to them.
Dates: 15-17 September 2006; 8-10 December 2006. Saturday 9.30am to Sunday 3.00pm.
Cost: $295 (twin share) / $350 (single). Sponsored places are available to those on low incomes. Prince includes accommodation, all meals and program content.
Contact: Quest For Life Foundation, P.O. Box 390 Bundanoon NSW 2578. Tel 02 4883 6599. Fax 02 4883 6755. . Website www.questforlife.com.au

Bereavement Support

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Bereavement Support Group
Date: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 7 to 9pm
Where: Suite 2/1236 Grand Junction Road, Hope Valley
Cost: $8 and $6 for pension and concession card holders
Contact: Dawn Atkins 08 8251 7228

Counselling (General)

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Men's Information & Support Centre
The Men's Information & Support Centre offers individual counselling for all issues affecting men's health and well being.
Date: By appointment
Where: Men's Information and Support Centre, Adelaide
Contact: MISC 0404 604 426. More information here.

Gordon Wagner - B. Psych Hons.
Gordon is a psychologist specialising in men's issues.
Date: By appointment
Where: Men's Information and Support Centre, Adelaide
Contact: 0404 604 426 or Mobile 0413 842 242. More information here.

Salisbury West Community Health Centre
• One-to-one counselling to talk over a range of issues such as Loss and Grief, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with change/separation, Respectful Communication, and Men's Health Issues. For further information, contact Christopher
• Assessment & Referral Counselling. By appointment only: Monday to Friday.
Services are free but are only available to residents of the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully areas, with the exception of the various groups run by the centre.
Where: The Salisbury West Community Health Service is on Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs SA 5108, next to the Rainbow and Salisbury West Library. Outreach to Tea Tree Gully.
Contact: For further information, please contact Christopher on 08 8281 7644. For general enquiries, please contact Helen on Tel 08 8281 7644 or Fax 08 8281 9326.

Adelaide Central Community Health Service - Enfield
Shop 5, Northwood Plaza, 221 Main North Road, Sefton Park, 5083. Phone 08 8342 8600, Fax 08 8342 0053.
Generic counselling service for adults about a range of issues.
This service is free but clients must come from the catchment area.

Richard Lech - Counsellor, Healer, Teacher
Improving relationships, Anger Therapy, Transpersonal Healing, Recovery from Abuse, Men's Welfare, Breathwork.
Tel 0416 277 435.

Crime Victims

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Life After Threat Terror & Endangerment (LATTE) Group
A support group for people who have been affected by a violent crime.
Date: 2nd Monday of the month from 6.30 to 8.00pm
Where: Victim Support Service, 11 Halifax Street, Adelaide
Contact: David Kerr or Ela Samoraj on 08 8231 5626

Drugs & Alcohol

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Salisbury West Community Health Centre
Visiting Services. Drug & Alcohol Services Council: Community Drug & Alcohol Worker. Monday to Friday, Bookings are made on 8281 7644.
This service is free but is only available to residents of the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully areas.
Where: The Salisbury West Community Health Service is on Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs SA 5108, next to the Rainbow and Salisbury West Library. Outreach to Tea Tree Gully.
Contact: For further information, please contact Christopher on 08 8281 7644. For general enquiries, please contact Helen on Tel 08 8281 7644 or Fax 08 8281 9326.

Fatherhood Groups

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The Fatherhood Support Program
Discussion topics include: the role of Fathers; communicating with children; helping children to develop confidence; dealing with behaviour; stress and anger; self & relationships.
Where: Kilburn. Kilburn Community Centre, 59 Gladstone Ave, Kilburn
When: Thursday nights 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Salisbury North. Bagster Community House, 17 Bagster Rd, Salisbury North
When: Monday nights 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact: Steve Sheehy on 08 8243 5544

Fathering After Separation

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UnitingCare Wesley: Torrensville Family Services
A program for separated fathers. Strengthening your important role as a Dad. Letting go of being a partner, holding on to being a parent. Talking to your former partner; communicating your values. Living successfully as a separated father.
Contact: For further information, please call 08 8352 8492, fax 08 8351 7031 or

Managing the impact of separation - Helping your children cope

Making it Work for the Kids
A workshop for separated men and women wanting to improve communication with their child’s other parent.
1. Learn to separate parenting issues from partner issues.
2. Learn about respectful communication in a safe environment.
3. Identify blocks to communicating with your child’s other parent.
4. Develop strategies to deal with the blocks.
When: Salisbury Wed. 9th August 2006 from 6.30-9.30pm. Adelaide Wed. 6th September 2006 from 5.30-9.00pm

Choices at the Crossroads
A workshop for separated fathers and mothers wanting to understand the emotional impact of separation on themselves and their children.
1. Recognize the hidden sorrow of separation and divorce
2. Understand the affects of grief on adults and children
3. Develop strategies for handling your grief and your children’s grief
4. Explore resources to support all members of the family through the grieving process.
When: Salisbury Wed. 23th August 2006 from 6.30-9.30pm. Adelaide Wed. 13th September 2006 from 5.30-9.00pm

Staying in touch with your kids
A workshop for non-residential separated fathers and mothers wanting to get practical tips how to support their child(ren) emotionally and physically after divorce.
1. Identify the principles of active parenting
2. Make informed decisions out health care for your children
3. Identify the basic principles of a healthy diet for your children
4. Understand what it takes to stay involved with your kids
5. Explore age appropriate play options for your children
When: Salisbury Wed. 30th August 2006 from 6.30-9.30pm. Adelaide Wed. 27th September 2006 from 5.30-9.00pm

Where: Salisbury: Emmaus House, Centacare, 33 Carey St., Salisbury
Where: Adelaide: Fennescey House, Centacare, 33 Wakefield St., Adelaide
Cost: $20 ($ 10 concession)
Contact: Tel 08 8210 8200

Financial Counselling

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Salisbury West Community Health Centre
Financial Counselling. Are things getting out of hand? Are you late paying bills; using credit/store cards to buy food; having to cope with dept collectors; experiencing financial hardship due to illness, loss of a job or personal problems. Whatever the problem an accredited financial counsellor will listen to you, give their support and outline the options to assist you to deal with your problems. Contact Susan 08 8263 1155 or David 08 8362 0233. Phone-in service Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm 08 8263 1155.
This service is free but is only available to residents of the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully areas.
Where: The Salisbury West Community Health Service is on Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs SA 5108, next to the Rainbow and Salisbury West Library. Outreach to Tea Tree Gully.
Contact: For further information, please contact Christopher on 08 8281 7644. For general enquiries, please contact Helen on Tel 08 8281 7644 or Fax 08 8281 9326.

UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Offers financial counselling. Tel 08 8245 7136 or 08 8245 7100.

Gambling

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Relationships Australia
Problem Gambling Service - Break Even. We can help you: work out if you have a gambling problem; learn how gambling problems develop; develop strategies to reduce the problem; deal with the impact of gambling on your family relationships; assess your debts; cope with your creditors; reorganise your financial affairs; and more.

Where: South Australia city and country areas
Contact: Telephone the central office on 08 8223 4566. SA Country Clients Freecall 1800 182 325.

Men With Disabilities

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Adelaide Central Community Health Service - Enfield
Support Group for Men with Disabilities
Date: Tuesday afternoons
Where: Thebarton Neighbourhood House, 10 Falcon Ave, Mile End
Contact: Paul Flanagan, 08 8342 8648

Nutrition

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Salisbury West Community Health Centre
Nutritionist. A Nutritionist is available for counselling on any of these issues - weight management, high cholesterol, fussy eaters, budgeting your food dollar. Contact Kirsten.
This service is free but is only available to residents of the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully areas.
Where: The Salisbury West Community Health Service is on Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs SA 5108, next to the Rainbow and Salisbury West Library. Outreach to Tea Tree Gully.
Contact: For further information, please contact Christopher on 08 8281 7644. For general enquiries, please contact Helen on Tel 08 8281 7644 or Fax 08 8281 9326.

Prostate Cancer

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Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc
Adelaide Group

Date: Monthly meeting dates
Where: Burnside Memorial Hospital, 120 Kensington Rd, Toorak Gardens
Contact: John 0419 815 345 or Reg 08 8298 8040

Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc
Barossa/Gawler Group
Date: 3rd Tues of each month
Where: Pfeiffer House, Mill St, Tanunda Hospital, Tanunda
Contact: Allan 08 8564 2015 or Tony 08 8562 2485

Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc
Berri Group
Date: Contact Frank for further details
Where: Berri Day Care Centre, Berri
Contact: Frank 08 8582 2899

Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc
North East Group
Date: 3rd Wed of each month
Where: Tea Tree Gully Health Centre, 77 Smart Rd, Modbury
Contact: Ian 08 8289 0572 or Gary 08 8261 1004

Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc
Onkaparinga Group
Date: 1st Wed of each month
Where: Noarlunga Community Hospital, Alexander-Kelly Drive, Noarlunga
Contact: John 08 8382 6671 or Brian 08 8556 2012

Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc
Port Pirie Group
Date: 1st Tue of each month
Where: Pasminco BHAS Bowling Club, 1 Halley St, Port Pirie
Contact: Barry 08 8632 3820 or Colin 08 8632 2367

Prostate Cancer Support Groups (SA) Inc
North East Group
Date: 3rd Wed of each month
Where: Tea Tree Gully Health Centre, 77 Smart Rd, Modbury
Contact: Ian 08 8289 0572 or Gary 08 8261 1004

Parenting

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Relationships Australia
A range of courses about relationships, parenting and separation, for both sexes.
Contact: Relationships Australia (South Australia), 55 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone 1800 182 325 or 08 8223 4566, Fax 08 8232 2898.

Parents' Support Group
Date: Mondays 4pm-6pm, call Mike for current times
Where: Noarlunga Downs
Contact: Mike Parton, 08 8326 1255

Port Mission Family Centre
58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, 5015.
Phone 08 8240 3180, fax 08 8447 2144.
• Men and Family Relationships Program for men and their partners seeking support with relationship and family issues. Involves personal counselling.
• Parent Education Programs.

Dads Making a Difference
Groups for Dads run by men. Discussion topics will include:
1. The role of Dads today
2. Communicating with children
3. Raising confident children
4. What's naughty and what's normal
5. Keeping cool
6. Relationships - the self and others
Date: Contact Steve or Lynn for further information
Where: Para West Adult Campus, 23 Crafter Street, Davoren Park SA 5113
Or: Kilburn Community Centre, 59 Gladstone Ave, Kilburn SA 5084
Or: Bagster Community House, 17 Bagster Rd, Salisbury North SA 5108
Contact: Steve 8243 5544 or Lynn on 8250 4167

Relationships

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Relationships Australia
A range of courses about relationships, parenting and separation, for both sexes.
Contact: Relationships Australia (South Australia), 55 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone 1800 182 325 or 08 8223 4566, Fax 08 8232 2898.

Port Mission Family Centre
58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, 5015.
Phone 08 8240 3180, fax 08 8447 2144.
• Men and Family Relationships Program for men and their partners seeking support with relationship and family issues. Involves personal counselling.
• Parent Education Programs.

Port Mission Family Centre
58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, 5015.
Phone 08 8240 3180, fax 08 8447 2144.
Man Alive - relieving depression, anxiety and stress. Is depression, anxiety or chronic stress causing difficulties in your relationships? Mindfulness based cognitive therapy techniques can help you to understand and develop positive coping strategies. Current course is on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm between November 3rd and December 15th 2004. Call Seamus 08 8240 3180.

Social & Recreation

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Men's Activity Group
Date: Thurs, 7.30 - 10pm
Where: Payneham
Contact: Fred Stapleton, 08 8361 2661

Men's Social/Recreation Group
Date: Tues, 4.30 - 6.30pm
Where: Thebarton
Contact: Paul Flanagan, 08 8342 8648

Speech Pathology

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Salisbury West Community Health Centre
Speech Pathology Phone-in. Ring to speak to the speech pathologist about your pre-school child's talking. Wednesdays, Ongoing 1pm - 2pm.
This services is free but is only available to residents of the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully areas.
Where: The Salisbury West Community Health Service is on Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs SA 5108, next to the Rainbow and Salisbury West Library. Outreach to Tea Tree Gully.
Contact: For further information, please contact Christopher on 08 8281 7644. For general enquiries, please contact Helen on Tel 08 8281 7644 or Fax 08 8281 9326.

Support Groups (General)

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General Support Group
Date: Tuesdays, 7.30 - 9.30pm
Where: Clare
Contact: Mark Hill, 08 8842 2359

Men's Group: Search for Life
Date: Thursdays, 7.30 - 10pm
Where: Clovercrest
Contact: Darrel Alinggame, 08 8264 2084, after 3.30pm

The Tuesday Men's Support Group
A group seeking to share ideas on developing and maintaining respectful relationships in a world of change. Relationships with yourself, family and friends, your local community and wider society. We focus on survival skills for changing times and share ideas on how to handle some commonly experienced life hassles. Some issues to be discussed include unemployment, work, depression, separation, parenting, stress management, attaining personal goals, self-esteem.
Date: Tues, 10am - 12pm
Where: Playford Community Health Centre, 50 Peachey Road, Davoren Park SA 5113
Contact: Tony at the Playford Community Health Centre, 08 8252 9900

General Support Group (all issues)
Date: Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Where: Kaurna Plains Primary School, Ridley Road, Elizabeth 5112
Contact: Brenton, 08 8182 9206

My Time
Time for men to relax and talk in an accepting environment
Date: Mon, 9.30 - 11.00am
Where: Hackham West
Contact: Hackham West Community Centre,08 8384 1065

Men's Group: Search for Life
Date: Thurs, 7.30 - 10pm
Where: Modbury North
Contact: Darrel Alinggame, 08 8264 2084, after 3.30pm

General Support Group (bring your own issues)
Date: At various times to suit attendees
Where: Noarlunga Downs
Contact: Mike Parton, 08 8326 1255

Mens Support Group
Date: Mon, 7 - 8.30pm
Where: Cottage Kitchen, 160 St Vincents Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Contact: Port Mission Family Centre, 08 8240 3180

Men’s Support Group
Date: Contact Paul for further details
Where: Holbrooks Complex, Marion Rd, Torrensville
Contact: Paul Flanagan, 08 8342 8648

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