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to Start A Support Group
From the wikihow site. 7 good tips. Basic suggestions for starting any type of community mutual aid support group, to pool the collective experiences, coping skills, insights, and knowledge of others "who have been there." Learn how to do it, so it's not all on your shoulders, but "mutual help from the start."
to Start and Maintain and Self-Help Group
This online article from the Ontario Self Help Resource Centre
gives a basic overview for anyone looking to start a new self-help
group or keep one going. This guide covers all the basics,
from what self-help is all about to setting up your own group
or finding one that's right for you.
How to start a self-help peer-to-peer support group
Very detailed. Covers the pros and cons of different meeting group spaces, how to deal with people who ask you questions about your support group, many place to advertise your group to. Plus things you might run into, what to keep track of, things to expect at meetings, how to get others involved, guest speakers, paper work, funding, literature and handouts, etc
a New Self-Help Group
From the Self-Help Sourcebook Online. While there is no one
recipe for starting a group in your community they've listed
a few ideas you may find helpful.
6 Tips to Start a Rural Peer Support Group
From Peer Net BC. "Rural communities are unique, and therefore have unique needs when it comes to support group development. The following are a few insights into rural communities and suggestions that could be helpful in developing self-help groups."