Self Help UK


Outreach and Development for Self Help Groups

Outreach and Development Group Support Services

 
The impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt by us all. Self Help groups are a lifeline for many people and it is important that your presence is still felt. We want to be able to support you as much as possible during these uncertain times and help you to protect yourselves and your members.

We will be regularly updating this page with useful useful information which will be of particular interest to groups. You will also find useful information on our Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) Page Click Here and throughout this website, so please do take the time to browse.

Click here to go to our page: How-to For Online Groups 

 

SHUK Key Members Group

For anyone who is supporting the running of an online or face to face self help group. The aim of this group is to provide support, information and advice to each other and to share the great work you are all doing. It is an opportunity to ask questions, gain advice for challenges you may face and share tips for sessions that have worked for you. There will also be up to date funding opportunities posted as well as any events or training that may be useful.

Click here to go to the Self Help UK Key Members Group or search FaceBook for: Self Help UK Key Members Group


Outreach and Development contacts:
Martha Highton- 07903 850 987 martha.highton@selfhelp.org.uk
Linda Stone- 07854 517 638 linda.stone@selfhelp.org.uk

Further resources for looking after yourself below

Click here to download: Improving Your Sleep .pdf

Click here to download: Improving Your Sleep PowerPoint Presentation

New fund launches to support BAME organisations during coronavirus crisis

A new fund has launched with the aim of tackling the impact of the pandemic on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and organisations. The Resourcing Racial Justice Fund will open for applications on 18 May and organisations will be able to apply for grants between £5,000 and £50,000.

Click here to visit the Civil Society News Webpage for more information

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Some useful tips for staying connected with your groups during the current situation and self isolating due to Coronavirus / COVID-19 

Follow the links below for instructions on using WhatsApp and Zoom

Click here for instructions on how to use WhatsApp

Click here for instructions on how to use Zoom

Click here for instructions on how to set up a FaceBook Group

Telephone trees
 
 A phone tree is an easy and efficient method to contact to your group.

Select someone in your group to be the coordinator.

The size of your group will determine how many people each person calls. But, for example, the coordinator might be responsible for phoning three people each week. Those three people will be responsible for phoning three more people, who in turn might each phone three more people, etc., until everyone in your group is contacted.

The coordinator should be responsible for initiating the phone tree and reminding the others who they need to ring.

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Disability Support are offering help to people who are self-isolating and offering a route for volunteers to help people who are self-isolating:

Are you self-isolating and need help?  Call 0115 9785095.

Want to help people who are self-isolating?  Then register as a volunteer with Disability Support, call 0115 9785095.

See the video below where Outreach and Development Worker Martha Highton talks about: Anxiety in Lock-down

Watch this video - on YouTube