Interested in setting up a MDA member led support group?
If you are a member of the MDA and interested in supporting
people in a situation similar to yours then you are looking at
creating an MDA member led support group.
WHAT ARE MDA MEMBER LED SUPPORT GROUPS?
Support groups - also often referred to as self-help
groups - are groups of people who gather to share common problems
and experiences associated with a particular problem, condition,
illness, or personal circumstance. In a support group, people are
able to talk with other people who are like themselves - people who
truly understand what they're going through and can share the type
of practical insights that can only come from first-hand
Some of the common characteristics of MDA member led
support groups include:
• They are
made up of peers - people who are all directly affected by a
particular issue, illness, orcircumstance
usually have a volunteer MDA member as the facilitator
tend to be fairly small in size, to better allow everyone a chance
Attendance is voluntary
If you are interested the best person to talk to is your local
MDA Feildworker. For more information about what might be involved
or questions to consider please click here.
Disclaimer: Support groups that are led by MDA members are
not legally a part of the MDA NZ Ltd and as such they cannot use
the MDA name or logo as part of their identity. The MDA will assist
as appropriate in offering these support groups to the MDA members
and assisting with information and guest speakers for the meetings
but cannot be held accountable for actions undertaken at these