Re: How to Start a Support Group
- ----- Original Message -----From: Ruchita.Mehra@...To: info@...Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 12:57 PMSubject: RE: How to Start a Support GroupDear Vinay,I am a pass-out from Tata Institute of Social Sciences where we did have a database of support groups.Support groups operate in two ways-1. Either they are initiatives of an NGO2. Or a group begins through like-minded people getting together and then registers itself as an NGOThus, colleges mostly only provide info of these groups to people that too only if the support group registers itself with the college.What you propose would require the willingness of these support groups/ NGOs.Having a database of support groups is a very good idea so that people wanting to join in just have to click and get the information.regards,Ruchita
From: karmayog.orgHi Ruchita,Thanks.I am curious why every college that offers social work courses does not act as a centre for all sorts of support groups.It would seem to be very useful for their students (for projects, learnings, etc.) and faculty also.I would love to work with a college open to this idea.What is your opinion?Vinay----- Original Message -----From: Ruchita.Mehra@...Dear Vinay,I have started a lot many support groups during my career.Would be very willing to share my expertise on starting a support group and more importantly, SUSTAINING one. You will see that a lot many support group are started all the time but do not continue.Let me know how i could help,Thanks and regards,RuchitaRuchita MehraHead- Patient Relationship ManagementCardio-Metabolism Business UnitGroup sanofi-aventisIndia# 28278233, 9820986056
1. Have you utilised the services of any Support Group?If so, what were your experiences?What advice would you give to those who manage a Support Group?2. We are compiling a list of Support Groups all over India for any medical / personal issue.Please send us details of any that you know?3. Please advise if you would be willing to share your expertise in such Support Groups.ThanksVinaywww.karmayog.org -- a support system for society .