This sort of group is organised to do exactly what its name suggests: allow people with a similar problem to help each other. Self-help groups usually comprise a few people who meet on a regular basis to give support to each other and help each other with difficulties. Such a group does not need to have a complicated structure, just a few simple organisational rules. These rules could include such things as: 

  • the number of members 
  • how to deal with problem members 
  • how a membership could be withdrawn 
  • how other rules are made 
  • the geographical area from which members may come 

It might also be useful to have some elected officers such as: 

  • Chair 
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer 

Please click here for more information on setting up a self help group.