A support group is a gathering of people, physically or online, to share information, experiences, problems and solutions, often relating to health or social issues. Support groups allow you to interact and connect with people who have been in a similar situation to you. Sharing information about similar experiences can help you understand more about your own situation and help you to feel ‘heard’.
Group members may opt to engage in one or several activities such as providing practical, emotional or social support to members, sharing knowledge such as videos, newsletters, brochures, websites and more. Groups also come together to inform better services, fight stigma, fund research, advocate for members, and raise community awareness.