Grow’s mutual help groups provide an important gateway to wellbeing and mental health.
Several independent research studies over the last 35 years, in Australia and the United States of America have proven that Grow’s program has helped people to full recovery and re-integrate into the wider community with individuals taking their responsible and caring place in society.
List of Available Research
Collaborative Research with a Mutual Help Organisation
by Julian Rappaport, Edward Seidman, Paul A. Toro, Lisa S. McFadden, Thomas M. Reischl, Linda J. Roberts, Deborah A. Salem, Catherine H. Stein, and Marc A. Zimmerman
A Comparison of Espoused Theories of Self and Mutual Help: Implications for Mental Health Professionals
by Lisa McFadden, Edward Seidman, Julian Rappaport
Narrative Studies, Personal Stories, and Identity Transformation in the Mutual Help Context
by Julian Rappaport – University of Illinois
Community Treatment of the Mentally Ill: The Promise of Mutual-Help Organisations
by Deborah A. Salam, Edward Seidman and Julian Rappaport
The Experience of Belonging in the Mutual Help Group GROW
by Jennifer Evans, University of Western Sydney
Capturing Dynamic Processes of Change in GROW Mutual Help Groups for Mental Health
by Lizzie D. Finn, Brian J. Bishop and Neville Sparrow
Expansion Strategies of a Mutual Help Organisation
by Marc A. Zimmerman, Thomas M. Reischl, Edward Seidman, Julian Rappaport, Paul A. Toro and Deborah A. Salem.
Mutual Support in Mental Health Recovery: Applying the Evidence
by Lori Rubenstein
Each year Grow surveys its members to learn what impact participating in Grow has had on their mental health. You can see the 2018 summary here!