Let’s work on this together…
Groups in the community are the foundation of our work. Our first self-help group started in the Zion Centre in 1995 and is still operating today! We now have 7 face to face drop-in groups plus 4 online groups running across Greater Manchester alongside various workshops and courses which are tailored to a variety of mental health needs and aspirations.
Drop-in groups provide people who are experiencing challenges around common mental health conditions with the opportunity to meet and talk in a mutually supportive and safe space. Each group offers peer support, information and a welcoming environment where you can share your experiences, coping strategies and support each other to find solutions to your challenges.
“It helps talking to people with similar difficulties”
“I found it helpful to understand that other people are dealing with the same things as me”
“I have taken some positive steps towards recovery”
“it has increased my self-esteem and reduced my panic attacks”
We are also running online anxiety and depression groups on Zoom. Further information and bookings can be accessed at: https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/onlinegroups
We have also created an online Peer Support group on Facebook, which can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport.