GROW is a volunteer association of people who know they need a stabilising influence to correct a mental, social or spiritual condition in their life and who earnestly desire to change and are willing to help one another grow to personal maturity.
GROW’s broad basis of belief is in ourselves and one another as persons and in the spiritual values of mind, heart and character, which we have found to be the foundation for mental wellbeing and enjoyable life.
Maintaining good mental health is a social challenge for many people suffering worldwide. GROW New Zealand’s mental health support groups are affiliated with international GROW communities that operate in four countries.
GROW’s own members run the groups, which are overseen by seasoned trained leaders. Each group’s membership varies in size from 5 to 9 people. Meetings are held weekly, last two hours, and are followed by refreshments.
They combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Between meetings, members keep in touch through friendly phone calls, a variety of organised socials and regular training days.
Group membership is anonymous, non-denominational and open to all. No membership fees or dues are charged, no introductions or referrals are needed, just come along.