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On the left is a woman with long black hair. She is holding a large red puzzle piece in her hand. In the middle is a large puzzle consisting of four pieces. To the right of the puzzle is a man with dark skin. He is holding a large blue puzzle piece. The two of them are in the process of fitting the puzzle pieces onto the puzzle in the middle. This represents the four simple cornerstones of forming a group.

Create group

Start a group meeting

Would you like to take initiative and exchange ideas with others on a specific self-help topic, but couldn't find anything suitable in our group directory?  

In the following, we outline how you can get started and how we, as the Selbsthilfebüro, stand by your side in the process. 

Get started

Get started

Step 1: Arrange a consultation appointment

Schedule a consultation with us to start a group. Our team is at your disposal for a non-binding consultation.  

You will receive information including financial aid opportunities, PR support, and how to find group members.

Contact us by phone at 07131 6493950 or by e-mail: 


Step 2: Draw attention to your group and find like-minded people

We offer several public relations support services so you can raise awareness about your new group. Finding like-minded people occasionally presents an initial hurdle, which we are happy to help with.  

We also support you, for example, with a press release, which we publish on our website and send to our press contacts. 

Examples on our website

Step 3: Find a protected space

A suitable room is important for group meetings. We recommend a neutral environment where many external disturbing factors can be excluded in advance: The Selbsthilfebüro Heilbronn provides such a room at ARKUS Heilbronn free of charge.

In addition, we will provide you with further addresses and contacts during direct consultation. 

ARKUS Heilbronn

Step 4: Grow together as a group

Ideally, a new support group grows together over time to form a stable community. Acceptance, respect and appreciative communication are the basis for a familiar and open get-together.  

We will be happy to advise and support you on the subject of group work, please contact us. 

Organize group meetings

In the illustration, profile pictures of various people with descriptions are shown in front of the computer. The different people could, for example, belong to a self-help group or show contact persons from different self-help groups. The illustration is intended to show, among other things, that self-help sometimes comes together via the digital space, but that there are always real people and their stories behind it.


and further information

We as Selbsthilfebüro are also there for you after the group has been created, giving advice and support. For example, we organize training and networking meetings and always offer you a way to get advice or contact us with questions.  

We have also summarized the most important questions and answers for you online. 

Questions and answers

Further topic dossiers