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A little more about what we offer

Self Help

  • Who are we?
  • What is a self help group?
  • Benefits of a self help group
  • Publications
  • ESTEEM research

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Who we are...

Self Help UK 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.

The model of support practiced in Nottinghamshire is the benchmark for a thriving self help community. Here, we aim to innovate and look at new ways to create, support and promote groups to enhance our national offer. This enables us to:


We have created an environment where self help groups can thrive. Our extensive range of services help new groups start up and enable existing groups to develop and grow. These services include free publicity materials and meeting rooms for groups in their first year.


We operate a comprehensive and professional information service, with telephone, email, website and printed directory listing all the groups and support agencies in Nottinghamshire. Our quarterly newsletter keeps groups up-to-date with the latest self help news, and we run a range of training courses including: a social media surgery; dealing with the media; applying for funding; presentation skills; assertiveness training and more. We also hold regular group networking days.


We offer support to new and developing groups including a promotional package which incorporates posters, newsletter features, flyers, and other materials. We also promote the benefits of self help groups to health and social care professionals through bespoke training and regular communications.

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