It is important that group facilitators need to take responsibility for the group to help ensure it runs smoothly. The most important concern is the safety of those who take part. The group will also probably need some ground rules so that people know what is expected of them. We have found that keeping up attendance is a crucial point, and on the flip side, knowing how to end groups, leave the process, or cope with others leaving the process is an under-discussed topic in peer support.

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