support group

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support group

n.
A group of people, sometimes led by a therapist, who provide each other moral support, information, and advice on problems relating to some shared characteristic or experience: a support group for cancer survivors.

support′ group`


n.
a group of people who meet regularly to support or sustain each other by discussing problems affecting them in common, as alcoholism or bereavement.
[1985–90]
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The total number of people who have participated in a self-help group at some point in their lives is around 60 million and, while the number of health-related groups hardly rivals the number of Alcoholics Anonymous fellowships in that tally, it is growing.
Despite the benefits associated with self-help group participation, little is known about the organizational characteristics and activities of groups.
Before treatment, patients in 12-step-oriented and CB programs had similar levels of self-help group involvement.
There presumably is more than one "free" self-help group of alcoholics.
The reaction to the trial indicates the general expectation that people will not breach the confidence that exists within the self-help group.
Self help groups for people with vision impairments is discussed with emphasis on how they evolved, what services they provide to individuals, and how to form a self-help group.
The Self-help Group (SHG)-Bank Linkage Programme was formally launched in the year 1992 and aptly supported by the RBI through its policy support.
A SELF-HELP group for people affected by terminal cancer has been given a cash boost.
In line with this commitment, Tata Power organised a kite flying festival for all the Self-Help Group (SHG) women and adolescent girls on Makar Sankranti in Mumbai.
At the outset LEAP planned to work with each self-help group for a total of three years.
Hoeing and raking in the fields, the dozen or so women of the Bay-El self-help group are working for their families and for each other.