Self Help UK

Our offer - commissioned services

Services to suit your needs

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:

  • Inform, educate and empower
  • Promote personal wellbeing
  • Prevent long term conditions
  • Support independence and self-management
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce reliance and dependence on health and social care services

We are passionate about designing and delivering effective products, interventions and projects in partnership with commissioners to help them achieve their strategic priorities, improve population health and wellbeing and secure best value with the resources available to them. Our core offer includes the following services and areas of experience and expertise.

  • Commissioning support
  • Health promotion and prevention
  • Self help groups
  • Business intelligence
  • Mapping and gap analysis
  • Patient involvement and engagement
  • Information services and local directory of self help groups
  • Training
  • Workforce development
  • Holistic care models


Support for redesign of services

Our self-care specialists can work with commissioners and partner organisations in your area to develop systematic, asset-based approaches to self-care and prevention. We can work with you on:

  • self-care strategies
  • self help infrastructure
  • workforce support
  • integrated self-care prescribing models for patients and citizens which reduce the impact on health and social care services.