Support Groups (Therapeutic Group Programs)


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

Our group programs complement the individual counselling we provide and are influenced by the same client centred approach.

MudMaps Group

Available in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Redlands and Sunshine Coast.

Our MudMap group sessions welcome anyone who is making or thinking about making changes to their substance use (opioid, amphetamines, cannabis). We welcome anyone who is using substances and also has mental health concerns (dual diagnosis).

Topics for MudMaps sessions are decided by the group participants, with guidance from the facilitator and often include the following:

  • Communication
  • Dependency/co-dependence
  • Relapse prevention and management
  • Understanding and managing triggers and cravings
  • Goal setting
  • Harm Minimisation
  • Problem solving
  • Managing mental health concerns
  • Self-care, stress management and improving self esteem
  • Relationships and communication
  • Fear of change
  • Mindfulness and acceptance
  • Stages of Change
  • Stigma


The Mental Health and Illicit Substances Education (MAISE) group programs are run at our Brisbane, Redlands, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns Locations.

The MAISE group is a support, skill building and education program for anyone experiencing the negative effects of drug use and mental health problems (dual diagnosis).

MAISE is designed to support on-going case management or counselling, and you will need a referral from a case manager, support worker or counsellor for participation.

The topics covered during the MAISE group include:

  • What is Dual Diagnosis?
  • Relapse prevention and management
  • Problem solving
  • Developing support networks
  • Living a life true to your values
  • Personal strengths
  • Understanding triggers and cravings
  • Enhancing motivation to change
  • Managing mental health
  • Self care
  • Communication
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management

This group runs once a week for two and a half hours and includes light snacks.

Treehouse Parenting Group

The Treehouse Parenting Group Program is available at our Redlands, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane locations. This program is also run in Gympie at the Gympie Health Hub. Facilitated once a week for four hours, over a ten-week school term. Lunch is included.

This program provides a safe and supportive space for parents who are using substances and may have mental health concerns.

Using Attachment Theory framework and the Circle of Security model the Treehouse Parenting Group Program supports parents by:

  • Enhancing positive parenting skills
  • addressing parental concerns and/ or child protection concerns
  • offering education on the effects of mental health concerns and substance use on positive parenting.

For more information about our groups or to sign up, contact us.

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