Self Help UK

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What we do

Our offer - commissioned services

We are the UK's most established, not-for-profit provider of self help support. Primarily funded by the NHS and local authorities, Self Help UK provides local services for patients, carers and communities that:

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Support for groups

For more than 35 years, Self Help UK has been at the forefront of developing self help groups.  We support more than 250 groups across Nottinghamshire, providing them with a range of free services.

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Training for groups

We can support groups and individuals with training Setting up a self help group Sustaining groups Facilitating group sessions Facilitating meetings Finance and Treasurer training Fundraising for groups Managing change Conflict resolution Promoting your group through social media Leadership skills...

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Training for professionals

Self Help UK offers a CPD – accredited half day course for health and social care professionals that has the following learning outcomes: That participants understand the principles of supported self-care and That they understand best practice in actively embedding...

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Working with communities

We work with new and emerging as well as established communities.   We understand at Self Help UK how difficult it can be engaging with people when you are new to the area or have different needs.  We...

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Information for professionals

We can support professionals in a variety of ways.  We provide information about self help groups via our Directory and Information Line.

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Outreach and Development

Our Outreach and Development Team supports new groups to explore ideas.  We offer practical support and advice on how to set up a self help group. More information about support for new groups.

For established self help groups we provide ongoing support, funding advice, help with policies and procedures and training in specific skills and situations that may affect a group. More information about support for existing groups.

We also offer resources and training to all of the groups that we support.

0115 911 1662, Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm


The Information Team provides a range of services and information in accessible formats. We produce an annual Directory of self help groups and self-care contacts in Nottinghamshire. Copies of the printed version are available on request.

Our Information Line provides information about self help groups in Nottinghamshire, and signposting to self-care services including helplines both locally and nationally.

0115 911 1661, Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm.