To support those who are establishing and maintaining self help or support groups and those who are looking for a group to address shared issues of discrimination, disadvantage, isolation and inequality in society.
To value and promote the benefits of self help or support groups in addressing health and mental wellbeing in the community by:
Continuing to develop the self help or support group movement across Victoria, encouraging new and emerging self help groups as they form, and assisting groups to meet their evolving needs.
Providing networking opportunities to encourage mutual support and exchange of ideas, skills, information and experience, through linking individuals and groups with appropriate groups and organisations.
Providing information to aid and resource groups to enhance capacity building, raise community awareness and education and address the needs of their group and its members.