|Budget Amount *help
¥11,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥11,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥2,400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥3,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥2,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥3,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,300,000)
We researched Self-Help Groups and their activities in the mental health in Japan This paper will be discribed the followings :
1. Review Researches
First, we research on review of Alternatives, Self-Help Groups, Self-Help Movement, Supporting Self-Help Groups, Informal Helping and Advocacy in Europe, USA and so on. And then, we published two translated books for member of Self-Help Groups and professionals of supporting Self-Help Groups.
2. Discussion of Researches Results
Second, we discused researches results on the mental health consumers' Self-help Groups in Japan, Especially, how to establish and manage of Self-Help Groups. We published the report of this researches, Especially, we found that Self-Help Groups in Japan didn't establish and didn't have the form of the getting group going, therefore can't carry out Self-Help and mutual aid.
A Manual of starting a group and keeping a group going
Finaly, we develop this researches. Then we make out an advice manual to help mental health consumers set up and run Self-Help Group. And then we report a manual to help professionals supporting Self-Help Groups in Japan.