QUIHN's Approach to Group Work

QuIHN offers a range of therapeutic and psychosocial groups for people whose lives are affected by substance use and any related mental health and/or parenting and family issues that may be present.

QuIHN’s group programs complement the individual counselling we provide and are influenced by the same client centred approach. The groups cover a range of relevant topics and offer many opportunities for skill development and group members are also valued for the existing experience and knowledge that they bring to the group process. Members are encouraged to actively contribute ideas, strategies, successes and failures with the rest of the group. This shared input sparks valuable discussion and reflection and improves the overall learning opportunities for the groups as a whole.
Group members are also encouraged to regularly review the group material by giving feedback following each session. This feedback is used to improve the group material and to help ensure that it continues to meet the needs of members.  

All the groups we offer, though different in subject and scope, contain life skills training in varying degrees. Life‐skills training aims to enhance clients’ psychosocial functioning. It combines psychosocial education with support to develop, implement and maintain strategies for change. It forms a core component of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focused Therapy, among other counselling approaches utilised by QuIHN.

For more information about the various therapeutic groups contact your closest QuIHN office.


QuIHN Brisbane
1 Hamilton Place
Bowen Hills Qld
Ph - (07) 3620 8111 or
1800 172 076 (free call)

QuIHN Gold Coast
12 / 89-99 West Burleigh Rd
Burleigh Heads Qld
Ph: (07) 5520 7900

QuIHN Sunshine Coast
59 Sixth Avenue
Cotton Tree Qld
Ph: (07) 5443 9576

QuIHN Cairns
60 Pease St
Manoora Qld
Ph: (07) 4032 1463