Group support activities

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:721757
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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.


Mental health non-government organisation establishments service type taxonomy.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Distinguishing 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


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Group support activities Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Mental health non-government organisation payments cluster Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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