Annual Member Survey

Each year we survey our members to understand how our services are used and how being part of GROW benefits peoples path to recovery.


Several independent research studies over the last 35 years, in Australia and the United States of America have proven  that the Grow Program has helped people to full recovery and re-integrate into the wider community with individuals taking their responsible and caring place in society.

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

The Evaluation of Grow in the U.S.A, and it’s significance for Community Mental Health
by Julian Rappaport

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