RVA release project report – Helping Self Help
Receiving a diagnosis of a long term condition can be a really difficult time and as well as accessing good clinical services the ability to link with others who have been through this experience is vital.
Support groups are amazing places to share and think together, tackle common problems and support each other through the good and difficult times. Often overlooked is the fact that they enable people to feel they can make a continuing contribution to help others. Moving forward there is much to be done and we hope that the recommendations in this report will be given serious consideration by those who shape local policies and services. We want to strengthen links with local NHS providers, create good pathways into local support and ensure that those involved in running local groups can access support and advice when they need it.
Read the full report here: Helping Self Help 2017