Self Help Nottingham


Self Help UK, previously Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, is a unique organisation which helps create, support and promote self help groups.

We have more than 30 years of experience in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire with an enviable reputation for helping people to start and grow self help groups to improve their health and wellbeing. We also bridge the gap between these groups and health and social care professionals.

Self-care is a term that is cropping up a lot these days, from the government, healthcare services and just in the news – but it may not be too clear what is actually being said when people talk about ‘self-care’.

It’s important to emphasise from the start that self-care is not the same as no care. When self-care is mentioned or recommended, it is an invitation to you to become the most important part of your own health and wellbeing, not a dismissal or a refusal of help. Self-care means that you take control and responsibility for your health, wellbeing and lifestyle. It means that you can maintain your independence and not become reliant on other services or individuals.
What do you do to self-care?

You may already be self-caring without realising it! There are so many different ways that you can self-care, some of them might seem obvious. Outside hospitals or care homes, everyone self cares all of the time but not everyone self cares optimally. Medical treatment and the way in which it is delivered can either support or erode the capacity to self care.

 

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