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Resources to strengthen or develop a support group

Help yourself to these resources. If you have additional questions, email Angela at SupportGroups @ wichita.edu or call 1-800-445-0116 in Kansas or 316-978-5496.

New Release, January 9, 2013:  Support groups availalbe in most counties in Kansas. Gov. Brownback proclaims January as Support Group Awareness Month. For full release, click here.

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PNGImage  Support Group Initiative new flier

  PNGImage  Support Group Services brochure

Website:  How to Create and Facilitate a Support Group

PNG ImageHelpful Hints for a Successful First Meeting

PNGImageDiscussion Questions

PNG ImageHow to Build Shared Leadership

PNG ImageHow to Start a Support Group of Mental Health Consumers

PNGImageKeeping a Support Group Going: Five Things to Remember

PNG ImageKey Characteristics of an Effective Support Group Leader

PNG ImageProgram Ideas for Your Support Group

PNG ImagePublic Relations Strategies

PNGImageSelf-Help Groups: Are They Effective?

PNG ImageStarting a Support Group:  Important Decisions

PNG ImageStarting a Support Group:  Suggestions for Professionals

PNG ImageSuggested Techniques for Recruiting Members

PNG ImageSuggestions on Locating a Meeting Place

PNG ImageThe Art of Active Listening

PNG ImageWays Professionals Can Support You

PNG ImageWelcoming New Members to your Support Group

PNG ImageWorking with Professionals:  Suggested Guidelines