Support Group Tool Box

Support Group Tool Box

Help yourself to these resources to run an existing support group or create a new support group.

Ideas to help support groups flourish by enhancing recruitment, leadership, and connections, as well as tips to help new support groups get started.

Information on providing support through technology

Providing Support via Mobile ApplicationsProviding Support via Telephone

Ideas to help existing support groups flourish

Keeping a Support Group GoingProgram Ideas for Your Support GroupPublic Relations Strategies

Recruitment suggestions for gaining new members:

Suggested Techniques for Recruiting MembersWelcoming a New Member to Your Self-Help Group

Considerations for building leadership skills

Key Characteristics of an Effective Support Group LeaderHow to Build Shared Leadership

Skills which enhance relationships and communication

The Art of Active ListeningDiscussion Questions

Information to help new support groups get started

Starting a Support Group: Important DecisionsSuggestions on Locating a Meeting PlaceHelpful Hints for a Successful First MeetingHow to Start a Peer Support/Advocacy Group

Connecting professionals with your support group

Ways Professionals Can Support You

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