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Group support activities

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term494964
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 16/01/2020
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Group support activities includes services that aim to improve the quality of life and psychosocial functioning of mental health consumers, through the provision of group-based social, recreational or prevocational activities.

In contrast to services in the Mutual support and self-help service type, Group support activities are led by a member of the NGO.
Context:Help on this termMental health non-government organisation establishments service type taxonomy.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termDistinguishing features:
  • Delivered to groups of consumers simultaneously
  • Primarily engage consumers in one or more social, recreational, prevocational or physical activities
  • Centre-based or conducted in community environments
  • Led by an NGO employee or representative
  • Neighbourhood, community and drop-in centres
  • Structured and unstructured community day programs
  • Leisure and recreation activities
  • Psychoeducational programs
  • Clubhouses

Example services:

  • Helping Hands
  • Pananga Clubhouse

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Group support activities Health, Standard 16/01/2020

See also Mental health non-government organisation service type code N[N] Health, Standard 13/11/2014, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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Group support activities mental health service type cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Mental health non-government organisation establishments NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Mental health non-government organisation grants cluster Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Mutual support and self-help Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

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