How to start a peer support group - Part 3

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Here is the final part of the three part webinar series by TLC (trich.org) on how to start a peer support group. In this webinar the discussion centres around the maintenance of the group once it has been established. Group processes generally go through different phases. As a group facilitator there are many issues you may have to deal with such as some members dominating discussion, or having the discussion steer off into other mental health issues. It is important that the group establishes some boundaries around the type of advice that can be given in the space. As the group leader it is imperative that you take control of the group for the benefit of the group as a whole. You will hear some great tips that you can use to help you with these aspects of running a peer support group:

  • Support Group Maintenance
  • Attendance Issues
  • Inner-group Communications
  • Kick-starting the group
  • Topics: organic or planned

It may be beneficial to revisit part 1 and part 2 again to familiarize yourself with the entire process. A support group is an incredibly valuable resource to have when struggling with trichotillomania. Nobody should ever have to suffer alone and in silence, or be excluded from the support they deserve due to finances or location.

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