What Kind of Group? - Self Help Group 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rules could include such things as: the number of members how to deal with problem members how a membership could be withdrawn how other rules are made the geographical area from which members may come It might also be useful to have some elected officers such as: Chair Secretary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.