Mental Health Association Founded 1946. Provides training &
technical assistance to people starting new groups; collects data on
existing groups; conducts community education about self-help; and
identifies the need for new groups. Write: MHA, 9719 Lincoln Village
Dr., Suite 407, Sacramento, CA 95827. Call 916-366-4600; Fax:
916-855-5448. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-Help Connection (San Diego County) Provides information &
referral to over 600 free or low cost support groups in San Diego
County. Literature for persons who are interested in starting and
maintaining support groups. Publishes yearly Directory. Write:
Self-Help Connection, c/o Mental Health Assn., San Diego County, 2047
El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104-1091. Call 619-543-0412; Fax:
619-543-0748. Website: http://www.mhasd.org E-mail: email@example.com
SHARE! (Self-Help And Recovery Exchange) (Los Angeles) Provides
information and referrals to self-help groups in Los Angeles county.
Technical assistance for new and ongoing self-help group meetings.
Provides meeting space for groups. Verification of self-help meeting
attendance for court or other purposes. Director: Ruth Hollman. Write:
SHARE!, 5521 Grosvenor Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. Call
1-877-742-7349 or 310-305-8878 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm PT; 24 hour voice mail
with information on the most requested groups). Website: http://www.shareselfhelp.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends Are Good Medicine (Stanislaus County). Founded 1986. Provides
information and referral to local self-help groups. Publishes a
directory of local self-help groups, which is downloadable at www.co.stanislaus.ca.us
(at bottom of Hotlinks on left, click on "Other Resources/Links", then
under "Health & Human Services" click on "Friends Are Good
Medicine"). Write: Friends Are Good Medicine, 800 Scenic Dr., Modesto,
CA 95350. Call 209-525-6239; Fax 209-525-5361; Email email@example.com
Connecticut Self-Help Support Network (Statewide) * Founded 1981.
Information & referrals to support groups. Provides technical
assistance in starting & maintaining groups. Group leadership
training, educational workshops & conferences. Publishes directory
of self-help groups, newsletter, and other publications. Write: Susan
Zimmerman, LCSW, The Consultation Center, 389 Whitney Ave., New Haven,
CT 06511. Call: 203-624-6982; Fax: 203-562-6355. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (attention: self-help) Website: http://www.theconsultationcenter.org
United Self-Help Provides information and referrals to self-help
groups. Assists persons in starting new groups. Write: United Self-Help, 2525 S. King St., Ste. 303, Honolulu, HI 96826. Call 1-866-866-4357 or 808-947-5558; Fax:
808-947-5002. E-mail: email@example.com Website:
Self-Help Center (Champaign and surrounding Counties) Founded 1988.
Information & referral to local support groups. Provides assistance
in starting support groups, how-to materials, training workshops,
directory, specialized group listings, newsletter, consultation to
existing groups, & library of self-help literature. Guidelines
available to help start support groups. Write: Self-Help Center, c/o
Family Service, 405 S. State St., Champaign, IL 61820-5196. Call
217-352-0099; Fax: 217-352-9512; TDD: 217-352-0160; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.prairienet.org/selfhelp
Self-Help Network Provides information & referral to self-help
groups. Offers technical assistance & consultation to existing
groups or persons interested in starting groups. Community education,
training workshops & conferences on self-help, and self-help group
leader handbook. Publishes directory of groups. Conducts research.
Write: Self-Help Network, Wichita State University, Box 34, 1845
Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0034. Call 1-800-445-0116 (in KS) or
316-978-3843; Fax: 316-978-3593. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.selfhelpnetwork.wichita.edu
Riverwood Center For Self-Help Serves southwest Michigan/northern
Indiana - Information & referrals to support groups. Networks
individuals, groups, professionals & agencies. Provides community
education. Assists new groups in starting. Facilitates group meetings.
Training workshops. Directory. Write: Riverwood Center for Self-Help,
P.O. Box 547, Benton Harbor, MI 49023-0547. Call 1-800-336-0341 (in MI)
St. Louis Self-Help Clearinghouse Founded 1947. Provides
information & referral to all types of support groups in the St.
Louis area. Helps interested persons to start support groups. Provides
consultation and technical assistance to new and existing groups.
Directory available. Write: St. Louis Self-Help Clearinghouse, c/o MHA
of Greater St. Louis, 1905 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63104. Call:
314-773-1399; Fax: 314-773-5930; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mhagstl.org
Nebraska Self-Help Information Services Founded 1964. * Provides
information & referral to support groups. Offers assistance to new
and existing groups. Acts as an answering service to groups.
Presentations can be arranged for schools & other interested
organizations. Write: Nebraska Self-Help Info. Svcs., Barbara Fox, 1601
Euclid Ave., Lincoln, NE 68502. Call 402-476-9668; Fax: 402-434-3972.
New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse Provides information & referrals
to over 4500 self-help support groups statewide. Offers free assistance
to new and existing groups. Various workshops, conferences offered.
Publishes comprehensive directory of support groups. Write: New Jersey
Self-Help Clearinghouse, 100 E. Hanover Ave., Suite 202, Cedar Knolls,
NJ 07927-2020. Call 1-800-367-6274 (in NJ) or 973-326-6789; Fax:
973-326-9467. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.njgroups.org
New York City Self Help Center Information and referrals to support
groups in the five boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens,
and Brooklyn). Assistance to new and developing groups. Write: NYC
Self-Help Center, 850 7th Ave., Suite 1201, New York, NY 10019. Call
212-586-5770; Fax: 212-399-2475.
Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse Founded 1979. A central resource
for mutual support groups. Provides information and referral to mutual
support groups in Westchester county. Assists in the formation of new
groups. Provides community education and publishes a directory of
self-help groups. Phone networks for newly widowed men and women and
newly separated women. Director Lenore Rosenbaum MS. Write: Westchester
Self-Help Clearinghouse, 845 North Broadway, White Plains, NY, 10603.
Call 914-761-0600 ext. 308; Fax 914-761-5859. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Island Self-Help Clearinghouse Provides referrals to local support
groups. Assistance to new and existing groups. Coordinator: Eileen
Giannetti. Write: Long Island Self-Help Clearinghouse, c/o NY College
of Osteopathic Medicine, NY Institute
of Technology, Northern Blvd., Old Westbury, NY 11568. Call
516-626-1721. Fax: 516-686-7890; E-mail: email@example.com
National Self-Help Clearinghouse Founded 1976. Provides
information and referral to self-help groups and regional self-help
clearinghouses. Encourages and conducts training of professionals about
self help. Carries out research activities. Publishes manuals and
training materials. Write: National Self-Help Clearinghouse, c/o CUNY,
Graduate School & University Ctr., 365 Fifth Ave., Suite 3300, New
York, NY 10016. Call 212-817-1822. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.selfhelpweb.org
Self-Help Resource Center (Broome County) Founded 1998.
Information & referrals to local self-help groups. Maintains an
updated database and publishes a directory of local self-help groups.
Presents free consumer conferences designed to educate public about
psychiatric diagnoses and self-help methods for symptom management.
Presents ongoing workshop series which offers a variety of topics
including: artistic expression, community involvement, leadership and
wellness. Assistance provided to start support groups. Write: Self-Help
Resource Center, c/o MHA, 82 Oak St., Binghamton, NY 13905. Call
607-771-8888; Fax: 607-771-8892. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.yourmha.com
Self-Help Clearinghouse of Cattaraugus County Provides information
& referral to local support groups in Cattaraugus County. Offers
assistance in starting new groups. Provides assistance with utility
payments, disaster funding and assistance (14 hrs), various health and
safety training classes, monthly blood drives, and military emergency
service (24 hrs). Write: Self-Help Clearinghouse of Cattaraugus County,
c/o American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter, 452 N. Barry St.,
Olean, NY 14760-2612. Call 716-372-5800.
Mental Health Association of Monroe County * Provides information &
referrals to local support groups. Assistance in starting new groups,
training workshops, how-to materials. Consultation to existing groups,
directory of local groups published online. Write: MHA, 339 East Ave.,
Suite 201, Rochester, NY 14604. Call Debra Sponable 585-325-3145 ext.
18 Fax: 585-325-3188. Website: http://www.mharochester.org
Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse (Niagara County). Founded 1985.
Information & referrals to local support groups. Provides technical
assistance to new groups. Networks with other community resources.
Helps with new group development and holds group leader training.
Directory of self-help groups, mental health video/book library. Write:
Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse, c/o MHA in Niagara County, 36 Pine
St., Lockport, NY 14094. Call 716-433-3780 ext 12; Fax: 716-433-3847.
The Self-Help Clearinghouse (Rockland County) Founded 1951.
Information and referral concerning self-help groups. Provides
consultation and assistance to new groups that are forming. Publishes
newsletter, self-help group directory ($3). Offers assistance starting
support groups. Write: Self-Help Clearinghouse, c/o MHA of Rockland
County Inc., 20 Squadron Blvd., New City, NY 10956. Call 845-639-7400
Ext. 22; Fax: 845-639-7419. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mharockland.org
Institute for Human Services/HELPLINE (Steuben, Allegany and
Chemung Counties). Founded 1984. Information & referrals to local
services and agencies, as well as local support groups. Provides
assistance to new and existing self-help groups. Also acts as 24-hour
crisis and referral line. Newsletter, information & referral,
self-help clearinghouse. Write: Institute for Human Svcs., 6666 County
Rd. ll, Bath, NY 14810-7722. Call 1-800-346-2211 (in NY); 607-776-9467
(Admin); 607-776-9604 (HELPLINE); Fax: 607-776-9482. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.ihsnet.org
SupportWorks Provides information & referral to support groups in
Mecklenburg County area. Networks persons seeking mutual support.
Provides consultation to people developing face-to-face and telephone
conference groups. Publications, including "Power Tools" on starting
groups. Write: SupportWorks, 500 Morehead St., Suite 222, Charlotte, NC
28202-2694. Call 704-331-9500 (group information); 704-377-2055
(Director). Website: http://www.supportworks.org
Mental Health Association (Greater Cincinnati and surrounding
counties/northern KY) * Founded 2000. Provides referrals to local
self-help groups. Publishes directory and website listing. Provides
help to groups. Contact person: Sheila Sims. Write: MHA, 2400 Reading
Rd., Suite 412, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Call 513-721-2910; Fax:
513-287-8544. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mentalhealthassn.org
Greater Dayton Self-Help Clearinghouse Founded 1984. Information, and
referrals to self-help and support groups in the Greater Dayton area.
Technical assistance provided to start new self-help groups. Self-help
group directory upon request. Write: Greater Dayton Self-Help
Clearinghouse, c/o Family Service Assn., 184 Salem Ave., Dayton, OH
45406. Call 937-225-3004; Fax: 937-222-3710; TDD: 937-222-7921; E-mail:
The Greater Toledo Self-Help Network Provides information and
referrals to local self-help groups. Assists area professionals in
locating groups for their clients. Provides consultation to new and
existing groups, offers training workshops, and how-to guidelines on
starting a support group. Coordinator: Tracy Lustic. Write: Greater
Toledo Self-Help Network, c/o Harbor Behavioral Health Care, 4334 Secor
Rd., Toledo, OH 43623. Call 419-475-4449; Fax: 419-479-3832; Website: http://www.harbor.org
Self-Help Information Network Exchange (SHINE) (Lackawanna County)
Provides information & referral to support groups in northeastern
Pennsylvania. Sponsors workshops & special events for self-help
advocates. Brochure. Community resource library. Write: SHINE, 538
Spruce St., Suite 420, Scranton, PA 18503. Call 570-961-1234 (24 hrs);
Admin: 570-347-5616; Fax: 570-341-5816. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.vacnepa.org
Mutual Support Group Clearinghouse Founded 1997. Provides referral
information on self-help groups in the central Susquehanna valley
region. Also provides technical assistance to new and existing groups.
Workshops, newsletter, directory of regional self-help groups. Write:
Mutual Support Group Clearinghouse, c/o MHA, 37 W. Main St., Suite 206,
Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Call 1-800-874-8363 or 570-784-9583; Fax:
570-784-3220. Website: http://www.mhacsv.org
Mental Health Association of East Tennessee Information and referral
regarding self-help groups in eastern Tennessee. Consultation for
persons interested in starting new groups and training for self-help
group leaders. Publishes directory of local support groups. Write: MHA
of East Tennessee, P.O. Box 32731, Knoxville, TN 37930-2731. Call
865-584-9125; Fax: 865-824-0040. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mhaet.com
Texas Self-Help Information & Education Service (Statewide)
Provides information and education to local self-help clearinghouses
and agencies statewide. Consultation to persons interested in starting
new groups. Publishes technical manual for starting support groups and
other manuals. Call: Traci Patterson. Write: Texas Self-Help I&E
Service, c/o MHA, 8401 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78757. Call:
512-454-3706; Fax: 512-454-3725. Website: http://www.mhatexas.org
National Self-Help Clearinghouse Provides information and referral to
self-help groups and regional self-help clearinghouses. Encourages and
conducts training of professionals about self help. Carries out
research activities. Publishes manuals and training materials. Write:
National Self-Help Clearinghouse, c/o CUNY, Graduate School &
University Ctr., 365 Fifth Ave., Suite 3300, New York, NY 10016. Call:
212-817-1822. Website: http://www.selfhelpweb.org E-mail: email@example.com
American Self-Help Clearinghouse Maintains database of national
self-help headquarters & model one-of-a-kind groups. Referrals to
self-help clearinghouses nationwide. Offers assistance to persons
interested in starting new groups. Publishes directory of national
support groups. Director: Ed Madara. Write: American Self-Help
Clearinghouse, 100 E. Hanover Ave., Suite 202, Cedar Knolls, NJ
07927-2020. Call: 973-326-6789; Fax: 973-326-9467. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://selfhelpgroups.org
Fundación PRECAVIDA provides telephone contacts for many, but not all,
self-help groups in Argentina. Provides mini-guide and suggestions for
individuals who want to start a new self help group there. Call:
011-541-14825-2363. E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Collective of Self Help Groups (Victoria) A network of self help and
social action groups. Publishes statewide directory of groups. Phone
inquiries are taken Wed. & Thurs., 10am-3pm.Assistance offered to
start support groups. Write: Collective of Self Help Groups, P.O. Box
251, Brunswick East, Australia 3057. Call (61 3) 9349-2301. Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~coshg E-mail: email@example.com
Western Institute of Self-Help (WISH) Founded 1983. (Western
Australia) Supports self-help groups and identifies new groups.
Guidelines to help start groups available. Write: WISH, P.O. Box 8140,
AUS-Perth Business Centre, Western Australia 6849. Call +61 08 - 92 28
44 88; Fax: +61 08 - 92 28 44 90; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.wish.org.au
Self-Help Queensland, Inc Queensland. Founded 1983. Provides
information on local self-help groups. Helps persons to start and
maintain groups. Call: 07-3344-6919. Write: Self-Help Queensland, Inc.
P.O. Box 353, Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia 4109. E-mail: email@example.com
Fonds Gesundes Osterreich Supports self-help supporters nationwide.
Networks regional clearinghouses. Acts as a liaison with political and
administrative entities. Contact persons: Andrea Lins, Herielle Hoper.
Write: Fonds Gesundes Osterreich, SIGIS Service und Information fur
Gesundheitsinitiativen und Selbsthilfegruppen, Marianhilfer Strasse
176/8, A 1150 Wien, Austria. Call +431 - 8 95 04 00 12; Fax: +431 - 8
95 04 00 20; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.gesundesleben.et
Trefpunt Zelfhulp (Flanders/Belgium) Information and referrals to
Flemish and local self-help groups. Helps new and existing groups.
Education, crisis intervention, legal advice, advocacy. Publications,
research. Write: Trefpunt Zelfhulp vzw, Van Evenstraat 2c, B-3000
Leuven, Belgium. Call +32 16 - 23 65 07 or + 32 16 - 32 31 58; Fax: +32
16 - 32 30 52. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.zelfhulp.be
The Support Network - Edmonton's Distress & Information Ctr
(Edmonton) Founded 1960. Provides referrals to local self-help groups.
Directory of local self-help groups. Publishes directory of self-help
groups. Write: The Support Network, #301 11456 Jasper Ave., Edmonton AB
, T5K 0M1 Canada. Call 780-482-4636 or 780-482-0198 (to order
directory) Fax: 780-488-1495. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.thesupportnetwork.com
Self-Help Resource Association of British Columbia (Vancouver) An
umbrella organization that provides support and resources for persons
interested in mutual aid self-help. Provides training, education,
outreach, literature. Publishes annual directory of self-help groups in
greater Vancouver area. Helps professionals research groups. Write:
Self-Help Resource Association of BC (SHRA), 306-1212 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V1 Canada. Call 604-733-6186; Fax: 604-730-1015.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.selfhelpresource.bc.ca
Community Health Promotion Network Atlantic (New Brunswick) Shares
health promotion information among individuals, groups and communities
in Atlantic, Canada. Write: Community Health Promotion Network
Atlantic, Suite 129, Unit 50, Hamlyn Plaza , St. Johns, Newfoundland,
AIL IJ7, Canada. Call 1-866-872-4762 (Canada only) or 709-782-2291
(Outside Canada). Fax: 709-782-1670 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.chpna.ca
INFO-line (New Brunswick) Provides information and referrals on
community services. Publishes a variety of human service directories.
Write: INFO-line, c/o Human Development Council, Box 6125 Station A,
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4R6 Canada. Call 506-633-4636. E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.humandevelopmentcouncil.nb.ca
Self-Help Network of York Region (York Region) Information and
referrals to local self-help groups. Helps persons to start and
maintain groups. Write: Self-Help Network of York Region, c/o Krasman
Centre, 10121 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T7 Canada. Call
905-780-0491; Fax: 905-780-1960. Website: http://krasmancentre.com
The Self-Help Connection (Dartmouth) Referrals to provincial self-help
groups. Assistance to new and existing groups. Publishes directory of
local self-help groups. Write: Clearinghouse - The Self-Help
Connection, 63 King St., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2R7, Canada. Call
902-466-2011; Fax: 902-466-3300. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.selfhelpconnection.ca
Self-Help Network of Sudbury-Manitoulin (Sudbury-Manitoulin) Provides
information and referral to local self-help groups. Helps persons to
start and maintain groups. Write: Self-Help Network of
Sudbury-Manitoulin, 199 Travers Street, Sudbury ON P3C 3K2 Canada. Call
705-675-7252; Fax: 705-673-3354. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://selfhelpnetwork.on.ca
Community Network Support Team (Owen Sound) Provides information,
education and assistance in the development of local mental health self
help and support groups. Maintains lending library of mental health
books and videos. Operates "Family Support Initiative" and
"Consumer/Survivor Development Project" as well as database of mental
health and addiction programs. Write: Community Network Support Team,
1139 Second Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2J1 Canada. Call
519-371-4551; Fax: 519-371-6138. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.ymcaowensound.on.ca/partners.cfm
Self-Help Resource Center (Greater Toronto area) Founded 1987.
Referrals to local self-help groups. Assistance to start new and also
helps existing groups. Directory of self-help groups. Information on
Ontario and national self-help organizations and special projects.
Write: Self-Help Resource Center, 40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 219,
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada. Call 416-487-4355 (Toronto area);
1-888-283-8806 (in Ontario outside Toronto); Fax: 416-487-0344; E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Website: http://www.selfhelp.on.ca
CMHA Barrie-Simcoe Founded 1960. Offers referrals to support
groups in the Barrie-Simcoe local area. Offers assistance to new and
existing groups. Write: CMHA, 5 Bell Farm Rd., Barrie, Ontario LYN 1W2
Canada. Call 800-461-4319; 705-726-5033; Fax: 705-726-0636. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://wwwmhcva.on.ca/
CMHA Waterloo Regional Branch Provides referrals to local
self-help groups. Provides assistance to new and existing groups.
Publishes directory of self-help groups. Write: CMHA Waterloo Regional
Branch, Centre for Mental Health, 5420 Hwy 6N, RR5, Guelp, ON, Canada
nlh6j2. Call 519-744-4450; E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.cmhawrb.on.ca
CMHA London-Middlesex Branch (London-Middlesex) Referrals to
local self-help groups. Assistance to new and existing groups. Write:
CMHA London-Middlesex Branch, 648 Huron St., London Ontario N5Y 4J8
Canada. Call 519-434-9191; Fax: 519-438-1167. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.london.cmha.ca
CMHA Durham Region (Durham) Referrals to local self-help
groups. Assistance to new and existing groups. Publishes directory of
self-help groups. Provides self-help group start up kits. Write: CMHA
Durham Region, 111 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S4 Canada.
Call 905-436-8760; Fax: 905-436-1569. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.cmhadurham.org
Olde Forge Community Resource Center (Ottawa-Carlton) Referrals to
local self-help groups. Assistance to new and existing groups.
Publishes directory of self-help groups. Write: Olde Forge Comm. Res.
Ctr., 2730 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7J1 Canada. Call
613-829-9777; Fax: 613-829-9318. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.storm.ca/~forge
CMHA Windsor-Essex Branch (Windsor-Essex) Referrals to local
self-help groups. Assistance to new and existing groups. Write: CMHA
Windsor-Essex Branch, 1400 Windsor Ave., Windsor Ontario N8X 3L9
Canada. Call 519-255-7440; Fax: 519-255-7817. E-mail: email@example.com
Oxford Self-Help Network (Oxford County) Referrals to local
mental health self-help groups. Publishes directory of resources and
other self-help organizations throughout province. Lending library.
Write: Oxford County Self-Help Network, 592 Adelaide St., Woodstock,
Ontario N4S 4B9 Canada. Call 519-421-2980 or 1-877-464-3571; Fax:
519-421-0826. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.ocl.net/projects/selfhelp/
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Family Support and Self-Help Program (Prince Edward Island) Founded
1986. Referrals to local self-help groups. Assistance to new and
existing groups. Publishes directory of self-help groups. Write: Family
Support & Self-Help Prog., c/o CMHA, P.O. Box 785, Charlottetown,
Prince Edward Island C1A 7L9 Canada. Call 1-800-682-1648; 902-628-1648;
Fax: 902-566-4643. E-mail: email@example.com
Centre de Reference du Grand Montreal (Montreal) Founded 1956.
Referrals to local self-help groups. Assistance to new and existing
groups. Publishes directory of self-help groups. Write: Ctr. de Ref. du
Grand Montreal, 801 Sherbrooke East, Suite 401, Montreal, Quebec H2L
1K7 Canada. Call 514-527-1375; Fax: 514-527-9712. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.info-reference.qc.ca
Centre d'Action Benevol du Quebec (Quebec) Information on local
self-help groups. Helps to start and maintain groups. Write: Centre
d'Action Benevol de Quebec, 615 Pierre Bertrand, Suite 250, Vanier, PQ
G1M 3J3. Call 418-681-3501; Fax: 418-681-6481.
Saskatchewan Self-Help Online (Saskatoon) Information and referral to
local mutual aid self-help groups. Assistance with the development of
groups. Directory of local self-help groups (printed version, CD Rom
and online). Free resource material on starting and maintaining
self-help groups. Write: Saskatchewan Self-Help Network, 315 28th St.
West, Saskatoon, SK S7L 0K6 Canada. Call 306-373-8908; Fax:
Self-Help Nottingham Nationwide. Founded 1982. Provides support and
services for self-help group in the Nottinham area. Also provides
information on local groups and services in the East Midlands and
national organizations. Publications on self-help groups. Assistance in
starting new groups in the Nottingham area. Write: Self-Help
Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St., Nottingham NG1 2EG,
United Kingdom. Call +44 115 9 11 16 62, or +44 115 9 11 16 61 (group
information). E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.selfhelp.org.uk
Contact-A-Family National. Founded 1975. Limited to
illnesses/disabilities. Provides help and advice to families of
children and young people up to the age of 19 with illnesses or
disabilities. Provides information only to adults affected by rare
specific disorders. Maintains online data base of rare disorders.
Write: Contact-A-Family, 12 Caxion Sq, London, SWIH OQS, UK. Call: +44
0 20 7608 8700 (main office) or +44 0808 808 3555 (helpline for
families); Fax: +44 (0) 7608 8701; minicom +44 020 7608 8702. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cafamily.org.uk
PATIENT UK Online. Provides information on health-related and
bereavement self-help organizations serving the United Kingdom, which
can then usually direct people to local support groups. Call 0191 261
2252; Fax: 0191 261 4452. Website: http://www.patient.org.uk E-mail: email@example.com
The Citizen Forum Association Coordinates contacts between self-help
groups, clearinghouses, voluntary organisations and professionals.
Training, publications, information, research. Contact persons:
Marianne Nylund and Pirjo Miikkulainen. Write: The Citizen Forum
Association, Sornaisten rantatie 27A, 2nd floor, SF - 00500 Helsinki,
Finland. Call +35 89- 7 74 40 80; Fax: +35 89-77 44 08 28. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Website: http://www.worldcitizens.org
Nationale Kontakt (NAKOS) (Nationwide) Distributes information on
self-help groups nationwide. Assists new groups in starting.
Specialized publications, directory. Literature on starting and
maintaining self-help groups. Write: Nationale Kontakt- und
Informationsstelle zur Anregung und Unterstuetzung von
Selbsthilfegruppen e.V., Albrecht Achilles Strasse 65, D-Ae10709
Berlin, Germany. Call +49 30 31 01 89 60 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.nakos.de
Self-Help Promoting Program (National) Provides information on
self-help groups throughout Greece. Promotes self-help in coping with
addiction to psychoactive substances and other psychosocial problems.
Trains health workers in support of citizens' initiatives. Conducts
research into the applications of self-help in dealing with
psychosocial problems. Write: Self-Help Promoting Program, 10
Mitropoleos Str. (3 & 4th Floor), 54625, Thessaloniki, Greece. Call
32-310-500-477-8; Fax: 32-310-500-478. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.auth.gr/selfhelp or http://www.selfhelp.gr
Irish Medical Directory - Patient Support Organizations Online.
Provides a list of self-help groups for a large variety of topics in
Ireland. Website: http://www.imd.ie/suppindx.htm
Israel Self-Help Center (National) Provides information and referral to
self-help groups nationwide. Write: ISHC, 35 Montufyory St., IL 35201,
Tel-Aviv, Israel. Call +972 3 5 66 22 80/1/2/3; Fax + 972 3 5 66 22 84.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.selfhelp.org.il
STIALISH Provides information on self-help groups and group
development. Write; STIALISH Self-help Clearinghouse, Miyazaki, Rupo Miyazakiekimae BLD. 203, 5-0 Hiroshima 2-Chome, Miyazaki-City, Miyazaki, Japan, 8800806. Email: email@example.com
Hyogo Self-Help Support Center Provides information on
self-help groups in the Hyogo area. Write: 1-8-22-203 Minamimachi
Fukae, Higashinada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan. Call:
+81-78-452-3082.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://hyogo-selfhelp.hoops.ne.jp/
Osaka Self-Help Support Center Provides information on local
self-help groups. Director: Hiroyuki Matsuda. Call +81-6-6352-0430;
Fax: +81-6-6358-2892. Write: Osaka Self-Help Support Center, c/o Osaka
Volunteer Association, 1-5-27, Doshin, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0035 Japan.
Support Network for Chronically Sick Children of Japan
(Nationwide) Information and contacts to self-help groups nationwide.
Guidelines for starting a group in Japanese. Some international
contacts. Contact Person: Tomofumi Oka. Write: Support Network for
Chronically Sick Children of Japan, Bunkyo-Shogaku Biru 6F, 1-15-4,
Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan. Call 81-3-5840-5972 (office);
Fax: 03-5840-5974. Website: http://nanbyonet.or.jp E-mail: email@example.com (Japanese) or firstname.lastname@example.org (English)
Clearinghouse MUSASHI Provides information on self-help groups.
Call 048-297-9780 Voice/Fax). Write: Clearinghouse MUSASHI, Omiya Nishi
Post Office, 331-0051, Japan. E-mail: email@example.com
Kontaktstelle SHG Referrals to local self-help groups. Contact: Yvonne
Odoni. Write: Kontaktstelle SHG, Postfach 1, FL-9494, Schaan,
Liechtenstein. Call: +423 79 419 1802. Website: http://www.kontaktstelle-shg.de/
Fraternidad de Grupos de Autoayuda y Ayuda Mutua (the Self-Help and Mutual Aid Group Fraternity). Founded 2004. Offers resources and help to anyone anywhere wishing to start a Spanish language self-help group.
Also has useful information for those seeking a group in Mexico, for
Mexican groups seeking research assistance, professionals or students
helping with self-help group development or research, and all who wish
further information on the subject of self-help groups. Write:
Fraternidad de Grupos de Autoayuda y Ayuda Mutua, Real de Los Reyes 77
- Edif. Nogal Depto. 3, Col. Los Reyes - Coyoacán, 04330 México, D.F.
Call (+52) (55) 5689 6659 for both answering machine and Fax. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.ayuda-mutua.com
Norsk Selvhjelpsforum National self-help clearinghouse. Information,
literature, referrals, training. Write: Norsk Selvhjelpsforum, c/o
Professor Dahlsgl, 45 N-0367, Oslo, Norway. Call: +47 22 - 92 50 30.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.selvhjelp.no
Fenix Sjalvhjalpscenter Provides information on local self-help groups
in Stockholm. Offers workshops and offers assistance in starting new
groups. Write: Fenix Sjalvhjalpscenter, Hagerstensvagen 162, 126 53
Hagersten (Stockholm) Sweden. Call 0046-8-681-06-24. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.fenix.org.se/aboutfenix.htm
Distriktlakare (Lapland only) Provides information on self-help
groups in Lapland. Can also provide information for other clearinghouse
in Sweden. Contact person: Bo Henricson. Write: Distriktlakare,
Villavagen 14, 930 90, Arjeplog, Sweden. Call +46-961-14800; Fax:
+46-961-14819. E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://hem.passagen.se/snaps
Stiftung KOSCH Founded 2000. Nationwide coordinating organization for
self-help groups. Umbrella organization for regional self-help
clearinghouses throughout Switzerland. Assistance starting support
groups. Call: Verena Vogelsanger. Write: Stiftung KOSCH, Laufenstrasse
12, CH-4053, Basel, Switzerland. Call +41 061 - 3 33 86 01; Fax: +41
061 - 3 33 86 02. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.kosch.ch
Health Promotion Division, National Assembly for Wales Nationwide.
Provides information on self-help groups in Wales. Maintains website
with information of available groups. Write: Health Promotion Div.,
Nat'l Assembly for Wales, Ffynnoalas, Ty Glas Ave., Cardiff FF14 5EZ
UK. Call +44 (029) 2075 2222. Website: http://www.cmo.wales.gov.uk/content/index.htm