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The Self-Help/Mutual Aid and Peer Support Interest Group is an international forum for encouraging, promoting, and assisting research and practice of self-help/mutual aid groups and peer support. We provide a forum for critical analysis, evidence or experience-based discussion, and exploration of emerging trends in theory, research, and practice of self-help/mutual aid and peer support.
We aim in our work to emphasize the following:
Information about joining and contributing
We invite you to join in the group's activities, use the self help resources linked here, and to contact chair Deidra Somerville at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The interest group holds quarterly phone meetings to meet each other, exchange ideas, and at which anyone may request up to 30 min for peer input about a self-help / mutual assistance project they are working on (or wanting to). The other half of the meeting is spent discussing interest group projects, ongoing and new. Please plan to attend! Its great to learn from, and if you are interested in signing up to get help on your project, please contact us.
We also encourage you to join the interest group listserv. If you would like to join the Self-Help and Mutual Support Interest Group listserv just email email@example.com and request to be added to the group
Finally, the interest group has a column in The Community Psychologist. We encourage you to submit pieces related to self-help and mutual support. It's a great outlet for editorials and a variety of practice, research, education, and other projects. Please email us to propose or submit an article. Submissions are needed!
Link to TCP: https://www.scra27.org/publications/tcp/