Membership is open to everyone – individual group members, facilitators and groups, professionals and organisations, and there are discounts for concession holders.

The following membership tiers are available for the coming year:

– Concession ($10) for students, pensioners and others with a valid concession card.
– Support groups and individuals ($20)
– Professionals and organisations ($30)

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Members receive the SHQ newsletter and are able to vote at the AGM. You also help support the work that SHQ is doing and every member is greatly valued.

SHQ relies on a network of workers, paid and volunteer. If you want to join us we always need volunteers, students, researchers and occasionally paid staff.


Are the foundation of our network:

Volunteers can work as long or as short hours as they need, there are many opportunities to work from home or if you prefer we have space in the office. Our current staff have many years experience working in the sector and they are always happy to share and increase their skills and knowledge.

We have complex projects and small repetitive tasks that need constant input if you have some time to spare.

We meet Centrelink’s approval for volunteer work and we can host Work for the Dole participants. We are a small organisation so you will get a wide range of experience and because we provide services to a very broad range of organisations your networking opportunities are very good.

Student placements

Each year we host a number of Student Placements. Contact with students is very important and we are enthusiastic about helping train and support the professionals of the future. Every year we learn something new.

Research projects

Self Help and Support groups are always part of any society, and it seems that every so often we rediscover their usefulness. Changes in society and technology opens up new opportunities and challenges for research.

We welcome collaboration with university students to undertake research projects with our organisation. There is a vast range of potential research opportunities, relating to evidence base for peer support including strength and recovery, community orientation, and the increasing use of technology, such as internet based support. These are just a few examples!