Hepatitis C Challenge: Hep C Caring Ambassadors Program
HepC Choices

Create a Support Group

 

In your community, if there is no support group for those with hepatitis C; consider creating one in your area.

Joining a support group has many benefits, a decreased sense of isolation being possibly one of the greatest benefits. When being faced with hepatitis C, having a group setting to work your way through feelings of anger, depression, guilt and anxiety can be a safe way to work through emotions during your or a family members health crisis. Support group members often realize how their experiences in the group have created a special bond and identity between group members. By sharing feelings, accomplishments, losses, and humor known only to those who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C, members can develop strong emotional ties to one another.

Click here if you are interested in creating a local Support group. To the best of your ability fill out the following questions. Please note if your request to start a support group is approved CAP will help you complete these fields.

Places

  • A place to consider meeting would be a coffee shop, restaurant, a park, church, school or your home.

Attendees

  • Those living with hepatitis C as well as friends and family members of those afflicted.

How Often

  • Depending on the needs of your group. You may meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Guest Speakers

  • As an organizer, you may be inclined to invite doctors, nutritionist, survivors, etc. to speak at your meetings.

Educational Materials

  • CAP can provide you with materials.

Advertising

  • Social Media is a great way to get the word out for your intended support group. We can work with you to get your group advertised on our Facebook page.

 

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