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Self Help

Address: Zion Community Resource Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, Greater Manchester M15 4ZY, United Kingdom

Telephone: 0161 226 3871


Established in 1995, Self Help is a user-led mental health charity providing primary care mental health services and self-help initiatives to people across the North West of England.

Self Help is currently commissioned by a range of NHS Trusts to provide a range of services, including: cognitive behavioural therapy (at low and high intensity level as part of the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – IAPT initiative), computerised cognitive behavioural therapy services (CBT), structured and drop-in condition-specific self-help groups and courses.
More recently, the organisation’s long history of responding to unmet need and developing services where there are gaps in mental health provision is best illustrated by the development of community and peer-centred crisis provision through The Sanctuary and associated crisis service provision which have received national recognition.
Self Help has a diverse and experienced staff team of over 150 individuals who are supported by a large team of volunteers. We believe that those who have personal experience of living with a mental health difficulty are well placed, when provided with access to relevant training and support, to deliver services that help others and in doing so, ‘helping people to help themselves’.
We passionately believe that it is possible to be an effective service provider/mental health professional whilst also continuing to manage personal on-going mental health difficulties.