Self Help Wandsworth


Self Help Wandsworth is a new programme of support for self help groups in the borough, delivered by Lifetimes, the Council of Voluntary Service in Wandsworth.

What is a self help group?
Self help groups are support groups that offer and provide mutual support or mutual aid. The members of the group share a common problem, issue, illness or addiction. People often gain huge benefits from talking to others who have a shared experience, whether it be a diagnosis of a long term condition or having faced a similar life experience such as loss, recovery or survival. The mutual aim of the group is to give as well as to receive help, learn and share information and practical ways of managing and coping with their shared challenge and in doing so members inspire each other, gain more control and feel empowered to cope with their challenges and experiences.

Self help groups may be run in a variety of ways such as;

  • Peer led self help groups with face to face meetings
  • Professionally supported self help groups
  • Organisationally hosted self help groups
  • Social network and online self help groups

What support and services will the Self Help Wandsworth Programme offer?

  • 1:1 Tailored meetings to offer support, advice and guidance
  • Training workshops for new and existing groups
  • Themed meetings and Discussion evenings
  • Development and promotional events
  • Networking Opportunities

Service Details

Service Type:
Advice and Advocacy
Primary Client Group:
Supporting People

This page was last updated on 24 December 2018

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This page was last updated on 24 December 2018


Contact Details

020 8875 2840
020 8875 2841
020 8875 2846