• 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.