classroom-based group, mental health service user
perspectives, experts by experience, participatory education, service
users as educators, IASWG and AASWG Standards
This article examines a participatory educational group approach to involving service users in a social work education programme. In particular it focuses on the skills and values that informed the lecturer's management of this group process and the relevance of the International Association for Social Work with Groups Standards for Social Work Practice with Groups to the purpose of the group as well as to how this group was facilitated.