Much of our behaviour is regulated within social relationships, obligations, and identities. Understanding how people relate in small groups and designing groups to help people change their behaviour has been shown to be effective. However, not everyone has easy access to groups, especially those who live in remote areas or are socially isolated. This may be resolved by using virtual groups, which can provide advice, instruction, prescription, and the opportunity to share problems and successes with others facing similar challenges.
The team at MCBC is developing new approaches to the management and facilitation of virtual behaviour change groups.