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Self-help groups

For many problems of health care and the management of disease-related, disease-causing and stressful life situations, one can benefit as a person affected or a relative from a self-help group. Together with other affected persons, you can exchange ideas about therapy options or get tips for everyday life.

Anyone can set up a self-help group. It does not require any legal form; it is sufficient to agree with other people on a topic and certain framework conditions such as place, time or duration.

Who should I contact?

Addresses and contact persons can usually be found on the websites of your county or city.

What else should I know?

Further information can be obtained from the self-help office of Lower Saxony of the German Association for Self-Help Groups e.V.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Soziales

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Claudia Albers-Jansen
Telephone: 05931 44-1210
Fax: 05931 44-391210
E 210
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.