The latest edition of Self Help News has arrived. Packed full of exciting news, including: the release of our new website, volunteer and group member interviews and all of our usual group and health news.
Who we are...
Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is a unique organisation which helps create, support and promote self help groups. We have more than 30 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.
Self Help Nottingham has comprehensive, up-to-date information about local self help groups in Nottinghamshire as well as national support organisations and international self help contacts. There are over 200 established groups in our directory, with new groups getting started every week - an up-to-date list can be found in our A-Z.
We are committed to supporting groups throughout Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and constantly strive to further improve our products and services for local groups.
Our groups cover a broad range of issues and conditions from medical conditions like diabetes, stroke recovery and HIV to issues like loneliness, alcohol and drug recovery and adoption.
More information about joining or starting a group.
Partnerships to support people
Over the last 30 years we've built strong relationships with local public and private sector organisations and often work in partnership with our colleaugues in the voluntary and community sector.
Some of our partners include: NHS, University of Nottingham, Anglia Ruskin University, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Institute of Mental Health.
We are involved in an infrastructure project, with other partners in the Voluntary and Community Sector in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County. For more details check out our TLI page.
We are also involved with the self help European experts forum, which meets every two years.