Self Help UK

Staff team

Here at Self Help UK we have a varied and dynamic staff team with complimentary backgrounds and expertise. Between us, we have decades of experience of helping people to help themselves, with the local knowledge and national reach that enables us to provide the right support, no matter what your needs.

Self Help isn't selfish: it's about looking after yourself so that you can help look after others. Self Help groups are made of people who have all been through the same circumstances as you all helping each other. And we at Self Help UK are here to put things in place so that we can all be stronger tomorrow.

" Helping other people is why I'm here, because that helps me to be a better person myself. "

Matt, SHUK

Velma and Martin from the Outreach team

Outreach and Development Team

The O&D team is at the core of who we are. Their job is to support people who are in Self Help groups, whether well-established or still coming together, or even just thinking about forming one. They can help with paperwork, small grants, room hire at very cheap rates, and invaluable advice. You can give them a call on our main number or email them at

Information Team

Need to know about what Self Help groups are in your area, or which helplines you can ring to get advice on your circumstances? Give us a call on 0115 911 1661, 9.00am - 1.00pm, Monday to Friday, and we'll point you in the right direction.