Ealing Self Help Directory

by | Jan 2, 2018 | News | 0 comments

The Ealing Self Help Directory, recently developed by Ealing Community Network and supported by Ealing Council will be a one stop shop for local self help information.

It focuses on local, self organised groups but also includes larger health organisations and helplines.

The new Ealing Health Self Help Directory is a resource for local people, their families and carers to find relevant groups that can provide support on both physical and mental health issues.

“I’m delighted to be launching this new Self-Help Directory which will be an invaluable resource to so many people across the borough. The Directory has contact details for over 130 organisations, covering a very wide range of health conditions.

Research has shown the effectiveness of self-help groups in enabling people to cope with, and recover from, a wide variety of health problems. The proven therapeutic benefits come from the increased social support, the sense of community and the sense of empowerment people feel in taking control of their own lives.”

Andy Roper, Chair of Ealing Community Network

The Directory is divided into three sections:

  • Local health self-help groups in Ealing
  • National health organisations (many of who provide free advice phone lines and fact sheets)
  • Wider health and social care voluntary groups in Ealing who can provide additional support

Click here to download the Self Help Directory.

Ealing Community Network (ECN) aims to provide a strong, representative collective voice for voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups in Ealing.

It provides opportunities for networking and collaboration between local VCS groups and aims to influence local decision making by Ealing Council (LBE), Ealing NHS, Ealing Police and other key local partners. ECN also feeds in local VCS group views to regional bodies in London, to West London Network and to national VCS consultations.

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