This is a practical photocopiable guide to setting up and running social skills groups. The ideas presented will act as a stimulus to therapists and trainers working with clients who need to develop more effective social communication skills. Based on well-established therapeutic principles, it contains: an overview of pertinent theory and the principles of groupwork; and, a range of useful and adaptable ideas for practical activities designed to facilitate social communication skills. It starts with basic, confidence-building tasks and progresses to more complex assignments. All activities are easy to implement and clearly laid out with information on format, resources required and tips for group leaders.