Year: 2023 Source: Kitchener, ON: Author. (2013). 34 p. SIEC No: 20231287
Self help is self-guided improvement. Some of the potential benefits of self-help groups that more professional supports may not provide include knowledge of lived experience, shared identity, meaningful contribution to others, and a sense of  belonging. Self help often utilizes publicly available information, or support groups on the Internet, as well as in person where people in similar situations join together. It is important to note that self help is participatory in nature and involves getting  help, giving help and learning to help your self as well as sharing knowledge and experience.