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Volunteers are really important to Self Help and the work we do

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 15.45.56We value their dedication and commitment to helping people with mental health problems by making a difference to their lives in a variety of ways within our services.

As a user-led organisation, many of our staff and volunteers have personal experience of mental health issues. This is what makes our charity so unique.

“The most enjoyable part of this role is meeting and helping clients. It is so rewarding knowing someone leaves this service feeling better and that I have contributed to this”

Current volunteering opportunities

Group Facilitation Support – Based at Oakfield House, Macclesfield

We’re looking for two volunteers interested in supporting Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) to deliver a series of rolling wellbeing courses and taster workshops. This would be a good role to gain general experience in a mental health service combining direct client contact when supporting face to face groups with a PWP, telephone contact to arrange bookings and collect feedback and office based support work accurately recording and collating data as well as arranging course bookings. Full training will be given along with ongoing support.


Contact our volunteering team for more information:

Click here to complete our volunteer enquiry form

E: george.barrow@thebiglifegroup.com
T: 0161 226 3871

Find out what it’s really like to volunteer at Self Help with #adayinthelife of a volunteer Peer Mentor

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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. However, please note that all our Psychological Wellbeing services are still open and accepting referrals. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

A number of face to face drop-in groups are now running again with more expected to follow. Further information on the groups available can be viewed at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/onlinegroups

We have also created an online Peer Support group on Facebook, which can be accessed at: www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.


Contact us

In response to the national lockdown, we have arranged for Royal Mail to hold our post until further notice. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us via email and refer yourself online where possible.

If you have sent post to us, please contact the relevant service to check if we have received it and they will be able to help you further:

Manchester – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Manchester

Stockport – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Stockport

Cheshire – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: talking.therapies.ec@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.mytalkingtherapies.com/

Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: thinkingahead@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/thinkingahead

Tameside and Glossop – Any queries about your referral or bookings please call us on 0161 343 5748 or visit out website to find out more: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/mindsmatter/

eTherapy Salford and Trafford – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/etherapy