The support group center in Uster (Zurich Oberland, Switzerland) offers an environment for starting and initially supervising support group meetings.
The impact of support groups can be big on one's own situation, particular for long standing or chronic issues. The wide range of subjects that people chose to look for others shows that.
The step-by-step guide to setting up or joining a support group is as follows:
(1) Find a regional center.
(2) See if they already have an established support group. If yes, join.
(3) If no, contact the organisers to set up and assemble a new support group.
Relevant support group links:
Relevant for support groups are these points:
- Supervised discussions optional, at least in the beginning
- All members are equal
- Protection of privacy
- All members know what the issues are