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.
We're involved in a number of partnership projects in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
With an emphasis on prevention and self management, the innovative PRISM PLUS project, managed by Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, supports volunteers to help patients access health and social care services to boost their well-being. More about how PRISM Plus is supporting Newark and Sherwood's CCG's innovative PRISM programme.
Transforming Local Infrastructure (TLI)
The Transforming Local Infrastructure programme that’s been taking place in Nottingham set to be completed in September 2013.
Funded by the Government’s Cabinet Office, Transforming Local Infrastructure programmes – or TLI for short – are taking place all over the country. In a nutshell, TLI programmes are all about community and voluntary sector infrastructure organisations in a particular location working together, with the aim of achieving greater efficiency and accessibility in the services that they deliver.
More on TLI
The School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham
A longstanding partnership with the School of Health Sciences – previously the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy – at the University of Nottingham has led to the development of exceptional user and carer involvement in curriculum development and delivery, particularly in nursing education. Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire supports self help group members to engage with the School, bringing unique insight and experience to the training of future health care professionals.
More on the the University of Nottingham Involvement project
For more on involvment in services and patient participation
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.
More from ESTEEM
The Recovery Network
The Recovery Network is a Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire project, dedicated to the development of self help groups for people affected by alcohol and drugs. The Network also works in partnership with professionals, organisations and services to raise awareness of, and collaboration with, self help groups
We don’t run any self help groups ourselves; instead we offer support and guidance to many individuals and groups to make sure their group is everything they want it to be. This means we’re independent and don’t favour any group over another. We want to see all groups flourish to ensure there is a range of groups available, as we recognise that different people will have different needs when it comes to finding a group.
This project is still running in Nottinghamshire as part of our core work in supporting and promoting groups throughout the county. For more details email: email@example.com.