Self help and beyond...

Over the years Self Help UK has worked on a number of key projects, which support the self help and self care environment.

To find out about our Nottinghamshire-based Health and Outreach projects and partnerships, please click here

The Nottingham Self Care Website self care site

The Nottingham Self-Care website has been funded by Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group. The aim of website is to provide information about services, activities and organisations that support people who live in Nottingham to self care. We hope that both the public and professionals will benefit from the site.

Self care means looking after yourself in a healthy way, from brushing your teeth, to taking medicine when you have a minor illness, or doing some exercise. It does not replace the role of professionals, like your doctor, it supports their efforts to keep you healthy.

Many of the support services and activities on this site are aimed at people with a long-term condition. Living a healthy lifestyle and following medical advice are very important but many challenges remain for people living with a long term condition; many of the activities and organisations listed on this site are there to support people to feel more in control, to gain confidence, reduce feelings of isolation and anxiety, to learn new coping skills and gain hope and inspiration.

Group participation in health service development

We are committed to supporting groups to have their say in the development of services.

We have a dedicated involvement officer based at the University of Nottingham's School of Nursing, whose job involves ensuring patient involvement in education. At its core, patient and public involvement means getting people involved in the development, design and improvement of health services. But it’s much more than that.

What is involvement in services?

Self help European experts forum

We are key members of a Europe-wide experts forum. This group meets every two years to discuss developments, share best practice and explore research collaboration. Find out more about the 2015 Forum here

ESTEEM research

The three-year ESTEEM (Effective Support for Self Help/Mutual aid groups) research began in May 2010. Funded by the Big Lottery, the project is a partnership between Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Nottingham.

The aim of the study, which was carried out by researchers at the University of Nottingham and Anglia Ruskin University, was to look at ways practitioners can best support local self help groups.

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