Inspiro’s social support service connects socially isolated people to health services and group activities in a supported setting.

Inspiro's groups, programs and services include a range of activities that cater for all ages, stages of life and challenges.

Groups and programs

Graduates Walking Group
 

For those who have suffered a cardiac event or would like to improve their general fitness.
For more information download the brochure below.
Graduates Walking Group - Brochure

Diabetes Support Group
 

For those with diabetes or knows someone with diabetes.
For more information download the brochure below.
Diabetes Support Group - Brochure

Stroke Survivors Group
 

For those who have suffered a stroke and their carers.
For more information download the brochure below.
Stroke Survivors Group - Brochure

Interlink
 

For those aged 16 years and over with an intellectual disability.
For more information download the brochure below.

Interlink - Brochure

Friendship Group
 

For older women to support friendship and social interaction.
For more information download the brochure below.
Friendship Group - Brochure 


Take control of your eating


Are you an emotional eater? Learn how to be in control of your eating, overcome emotional eating and improve your relationship with food.

Where: Lilydale When: 5.00 – 6.30pm. Cost: $15 per session (Similar programs valued at $300 – $400). To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Healthy Supermarket Tours - Healthy eating

 
An Inspiro dietitian will guide you to make healthy food choices in this educational and interactive program.

When: Held throughout the year. Where: Lilydale & Tecoma. Cost: Free for Diabetes Victoria members, $15 for others. To book, call Diabetes Australia on 1300 136 588 or Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Youth and Family Counselling Services 

 
A free counselling service for young people between 12 – 25 years who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, bullying, harassment or managing relationships. The service will be helpful for young people who may be feeling down, stressed out, anxious or confused, or need help to gain life skills and build their confidence.

Where:  Lilydale, Healesville, Tecoma and Yarra Junction. Cost: Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Finding Me Being Free 

 
An 8-week group for women who have experienced past or current issues of family violence/abuse in their relationships. Topics include: • Finding my strengths. •  Managing power and control issues. •  Finding equality in relationships. •  Options to increase safety. •   Effects of abuse on children and how supportive parenting helps.

Where:  Lilydale. Cost: Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801. 
 

Drug, alcohol and addiction support group for families and friends who are dealing with people with addiction

 
Inspiro’s support group for families and friends affected by people with addiction is a free support group funded by Sharc. The support group will focus on the wellbeing of the family, learn about addictive behaviour, provide strategies to best cope with addictive behaviours, share stories and learn from each other.

When: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6-8pm. Where: Inspiro Lilydale. Cost: Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801
 

Free Stop Smoking Service 

 
Learn about nicotine replacement and behaviour strategies to stop smoking.
Where: Lilydale. Cost: $20 - covers initial assessment and ongoing appointments.
To book call Inspiro on 97388801
 

Wellbeing Communication Chat Group

 
This group is for people who have had a stroke and experience communication difficulties. The group is facilitated by a Speech Pathologist and uses strategies to build confidence and work towards communication goals.

Where:  Lilydale. When:  Thursdays. Time:  1.00 – 2.00pm. Cost:  Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801
 

Gentle exercise Hip Health Knee Knowledge Group 

 
If you suffer from hip or knee pain, have been diagnosed with arthritis or are considering joint replacement surgery then this education and exercise group is ideal.

Where:  Lilydale. When: 4 fortnightly sessions on a Thursday. Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm. Cost:  $10 per session + $10 for one-off physio assessment. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Tai Chi for Health 

 
Tai Chi is a form of exercise and relaxation. This is a gentle exercise group to help improve strength, flexibility and balance to help prevent falls and manage stress.

Where:  Lilydale. When: Mondays. Time: 9.30am – 11.00am. Cost:  $8 per session + $10 for one-off physio assessment. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Aquatic Physiotherapy 

 
Are you looking for a low impact treatment program? Our physiotherapists can provide up to 6 sessions of exercise in the pool.  Great for those in rehabilitation or who have joint or muscle pain. Can be used together with your physiotherapy treatment.


When: Tuesdays. Time: 2.00 – 3.00pm. Where: Croydon Leisure & Aquatic Centre, 11 Civic Square, Croydon. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care 

 
This one-stop-shop clinic allows you to see a dietitian, podiatrist and diabetes nurse educator on the one day to help you manage your foot health, food and sugar levels.

Where: Lilydale. When: Individual sessions. Cost:  $10. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Healthy Living Support Program 

 
Do you have a chronic condition such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease? You will be assigned a health professional for 12 months to link you to other health services and help you set and reach your health goals.


Where: Lilydale and Tecoma. When: Individual sessions. Cost: Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Life! Program 

 
Are you at risk of having diabetes, heart disease and stroke? This free program includes one individual and five group sessions with a health professional to talk about how to lower your risk.
Where: Lilydale Group Program. Cost: Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Understanding Diabetes 

 
This four session program (2 hours per week) will help you to understand and manage your diabetes with confidence. Sessions on managing your sugar levels and taking care of your eye sight, teeth, feet and body are included.

Where: Lilydale. Group program Cost: $7 per session. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Steady As You Go 

 
A 12 week falls and balance exercise program for those whose mobility or balance may be deteriorating.  The group is run in conjunction with Yarra Ranges U3A.

Where:  Lilydale Court House 61 Castella Street, Lilydale. When: Tuesdays. Time: 9.30am – 11.00am Cost:  $10 payable once for a physio assessment + $50 annual U3A fee - Participants are required to join U3A. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Water Exercise 

 
A group water exercise program for the frail aged, held at Lilydale Sports Squash and Fitness Centre on Mondays.


Please note: For all exercise programs, an Inspiro Physiotherapist assessment is required before joining. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Children and parenting


Groups for children and parents. 

Let’s Play 

 
This group program is run in partnership with Yarra Ranges Council and is for parents with children aged up to four years who would like support to play and interact with their children.

When: Wednesdays. Time: 10.00 – 12.00pm. Where: Rolling Hills Family & Children’s Services 54–56 Landscape Drive. Cost: Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

STARS (School Transition & Readiness Skills) 

 
This school readiness program is a fun, interactive group for pre-school aged children to get them ready for school. The program is for children referred by the Sherbrooke Family Centre. All aspects of a child’s development are addressed.

Where:  Sherbrooke Family Centre 1433 Burwood Hwy, Upwey. When? Call to confirm. Cost: Free. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies 


This program supports women who need additional help during pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth. We help connect you to services such as housing, food and clothing,

Where: At Inspiro Lilydale or we come to you. Time: By appointment. To book call Inspiro on 97388801.
 


WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE?

Adults and their carers.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?

Groups are free and may attract excursion or materials costs.

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Call us on 9738 8801 to book.
This service is supported by funding by from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.