Self Help Groups

The work presented in this report reflects a collaboration between the Mental Health Foundation and Rethink. Findings from a symposium held for members of self-help groups for people who experience mental distress are presented together with selected findings from the self-help literature. The report includes also the results of a mapping exercise carried out by the Mental Health Foundation in December 2003, which sought to estimate the number of self-help groups in England for people who experience mental distress.