Facilitating a Support Group 

Are you interested in running a support group? 

Our Facilitating a Support Group training is perfectly suited to helping you explore the skills and knowledge you will need to effectively lead a support group. 

We touch on some of the core things involved in running a group, including how to structure and manage a group.  

This course is for anyone looking to run any type of support group – families, members of the workforce, running peed-led recovery groups, and more. 

What do we cover?

By completing this training, you will be able to: 

  • Recognise and understand the role of the facilitator in peer-led family support. 
  • Identify and develop group ground rules and appropriate policies and procedures such as confidentiality and safeguarding. 
  • Discuss and identify potential challenges in the group and the best ways to resolve these. 
  • Identify key planning skills to structure and manage support group meetings. 
  • Identify ways of getting feedback from group members to make sure they are getting the right support. 

Why is this important?

Running groups can feel daunting and uncertain at first, so it’s important to think about a solid foundation. 

This course will arm you with the skills you need to feel confident and assured in designing and running a structured support meeting. 


The Facilitating a Support Group course is a 4-hour session costing £600 with a maximum of 15 participants.

Further Information

We have worked with families and organisations that help and support families for over fifteen years. We have been given invaluable information from family members to be able to provide these courses to the alcohol, drug and wider workforce, and to have people living with someone else’s alcohol or drug use recognised and supported.

Depending on exact requirements and expenses, our courses are 4-hour sessions costing £600. Each course can take up to fifteen members of staff. For larger groups, please contact training@sfad.org.uk to discuss requirements

We can deliver learning & development online using Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

How to Book

If you would like some further information or would like to book onto the course contact us at training@sfad.org.uk.

You can also fill out our training enquiry form.

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