Benefits of Support Groups

  • For many people, finding out they are ‘not the only one’ is one of the major benefits of peer support groups.
  • Common ground and a common language help participants ‘feel normal’ again.
  • Reduced depression has been documented as a benefit of peer support group attendance.
  • For many participants, group membership provides benefits which go beyond the support for their condition. These benefits include friendship and emotional support, increased self-esteem, improved communication skills and more.

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