Peer-Led Self-Help Groups

The Health Development Team work within local communities as part of the Community Wellbeing Programme, to set up and deliver new & innovative activities that enhance the health and wellbeing of local people.

Many of these activities are been co-produced with SOARs Volunteers, and include:

  • Chronic Pain groups
  • Women’s Only Support group
  • Swim Bus
  • Craft groups
  • Cook & Eat sessions

A Health Development Worker ensures that activities are accessible within the local community and work closely with other organisations to ensure activities and services are suitable for the client.


“I have been ‘happy pill’ free since January 2015. My Diabetes (Type 2) is down to pre diabetic levels and my blood pressure is lower. I may be pushing 64 but I certainly don’t feel it. I’ve entered a new chapter in my life, all thanks to the new friends I’ve made in the last 12 months”.

J Norburn – Shiregreen Crafty Café

SOAR Activity Directory

Download this month’s SOAR Activity Directory for detailed information on weekly activities and health related groups.