A little more about what we offer

Self Help

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  • Nottinghamshire
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Self Help UK

Self Help UK, previously Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, is a unique organisation which helps create, support and promote self help groups.

We have more than 35 years of experience in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire with an enviable reputation for helping people to start and grow self help groups to improve their health and wellbeing. We also bridge the gap between these groups and health and social care professionals.

Building on the successful model we have developed during our 30 years in Nottinghamshire, we were asked by the Department of Health to use our knowledge and expertise to support other areas of the UK. While Nottingham and Nottinghamshire remains a beacon of best practice, Self Help UK now fulfils contracts in different locations in the UK.

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Over the last few years, we have successfully supported Shropshire, Telford, Worcestershire and Stoke-On-Trent to systemise their approach to their local self help group sector. We are currently working with partner agencies in Leicestershire and London to help them achieve the same goal.

Our experts work with Clinical Commissioning Groups and the public and voluntary sector in each area to:

  • Create robust, high quality and sustainable information about self help groups.

  • Support people to access the help they need to support the creation of new groups and aid the development of established groups.

  • Promote the value of engaging with self help groups to the public and health and social care professionals.

  • As part of the Self Help UK package we also provide a number of publications - including a group starter pack to support group development and a media pack to help promote groups in each locality.

More about the support we can offer you in your area.