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.

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

Key members Coffee and Chat

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 11.00 to 12.00 on Zoom.
If you’d like to join us, please email info@selfhelp.org.uk for the zoom codes.


For Self Help group enquires

Please email info@selfhelp.org.uk or contact 0115 9111 661.

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