Welcome and thank you for helping peers improve their lives. Below you will find news and resources for Support Group Facilitators.

News and Training Schedule


Here you will find announcements, webinars, or articles curated especially for Support Group Facilitators.

Intermediate Level SGF Sessions

Rememberance Groups Nov 2021

Training Information

Whether you are a new facilitator or an experienced one, raise your facilitation skills up to the next level by attending DBSA’s free, interactive  Virtual Facilitator Training.  Taught by experienced support group facilitators, this 8-hour introductory training class includes 3 separate sessions featuring lecture, question and answer segments and mock facilitator practice.

Participants must attend all sessions of a particular class  to receive a certificate of participation.


Available Sessions, Dates and Times:

Session Dates Times
intro Facilitator Training 11/20 &12/4 12-4pm Eastern
2022 Training Calendar Coming Soon!

To Register for any of the above sessions, please e-mail Jill at jburgos@dbsalliance.org


Welcoming New Participants

A welcome kit can be an important tool for your support group. It provides information about your group to new peers and also carefully explains what a peer can expect from a support group meeting. Starting a relationship with a strong welcome can increase support group participation and retention. The following are templates and samples that you may wish to include in your support group’s welcome kit:

Preparing for Challenges

Community Outreach

DBSA support groups may choose to perform community outreach by offering educational programming, focusing on specific communities within the local community. The following are resources support groups may use to help in outreach and member recruitment activities: