GROW is a ministry in the field of mental health. It is a voluntary, community based organisation, started in Hurstville in 1957. Since 2010 our parish also sponsor this ministry in Cronulla. They meet in Thornton Hall. GROW members share their own experiences and coping strategies in order to help one another. Members don't just benefit from one another's experience but, through mutual sharing, and the establishment of trust. The mutual support and friendship developed creates an ongoing network of support and a community of caring and sharing. People come to GROW because they have experienced mental illness; depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and mental and emotional distress. GROW participants can join in weekly GROW meetings, attend social activities, and education and information sessions which are structured to assist participants with their personal growth and development. We also encourage and support GROW participants to undertake leadership roles and discover their potential.

GROW also provides specialised services including:


  • Personal testimonies-offering hope and optimism.
  • Carer groups
  • Prison groups
  • Early intervention for youth provided in schools
  • Supported accommodation
  • Dual diagnosis (Drug and Alcohol and Mental Illness)


Link to your Group


Youth Band

There is a Youth Band playing at 6pm Sunday night mass.
If you are a musician, or would like to lend your voice and contribute in some way your contribution would be a valued addition to the existing b

Youth IT Group

We have a Youth IT group.

Our group maintains this youth section of the website.
You can help us if you can use Joomla, love photography, or are an artist or designer.

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