Mutual support and self-help
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Mutual support and self-help includes services that provide information and peer support to people with a lived experience of mental illness. People meet to discuss shared experiences, coping strategies and to provide information and referrals (Metropolitan Health and Aged Care Services Division 2003). Self-help groups are usually formed by peers who have come together for mutual support and to accomplish a specific purpose (Solomon 2004).
Mental health non-government organisation establishments service type taxonomy.
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Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Supersedes Mutual support and self-help Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
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Group support activities Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Mental health non-government organisation payments cluster Health, Standard 16/01/2020