Inspiro's Groups and Programs

Monday, 27 February 2017
Inspiro's Groups and Programs

Inspiro's Groups and Programs

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


For a condensed overview of the groups and programs we offer clik here: Inspiro's Groups and Programs. For any information about our groups or programs call us on 97388801.

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 & Belgrave. Cost: Free for Diabetes Victoria members, $15 for others. To book, call Diabetes Australia on 1300 136 588 or Inspiro on 9028 0153


Shopping Smarter at the Supermarket


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 9028 0153.


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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 9028 0153. 


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 
 9028 0153


drug, alcohol and addiction support


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 9028 0153

Inspiro's Quit smoking service here.

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 9028 0153


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 9028 0153


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 9028 0153


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 9028 0153


Diabetes Annual Cycle of Care

This allows you to see a dietitian, podiatrist and diabetes nurse educator to help you manage your foot health, food and sugar levels.

Where: Lilydale. When: Individual sessions. Cost: $20 for 3 appointments, including an initial assessment with one of our clinicians.. To book call Inspiro on 9028 0153

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 9028 0153


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 9028 0153

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 9028 0153

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 9028 0153


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 9028 0153

Youth Health Service

Lilydale and Belgrave – our community health nurse can help people aged 25 years and under address any health concerns including sexual health, mental health, body image, nutrition and general healthy living.

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

Stroke Survivors Group

For those who have suffered a stroke and their carers. For more information download the brochure below.

Stroke Survivors Group - Brochure


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

BookWell Group

For women interested in literature, readings and discussion.

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 9028 0153

Small talk - Supported Playgroups

Yarra Ranges Council and Inspiro – At supported playgroups, a trained early childhood facilitator provides activities for you and your child to enjoy together. Groups operate throughout the Yarra Ranges including, Upwey and Mooroolbark, during school terms and are free for families to attend.

Contact the Early Years Team at Yarra Ranges Council on 1300 368 333.

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 9028 0153


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.
To join in or find out more call (03) 9738 1633 or simply register your email address when prompted. 

If you live in any of the following suburbs you are eligible to participate in Inspiro's groups and services: 


Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.

Inspiro's other health services:

Inspiro offers dental services, podiatry, speech therapy, dietetics and nutrition advice, help and assistance, expert diabetes management advice and physiotherapy.

We also offer general, youth and family counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, family violence counselling, counselling for anxiety, depression, loss and grief, counselling for social anxiety and development of social skills, youth counselling, help with eating disorders, a stop smoking clinic and more.