Helping You Help Yourself

The Helping You Help Yourself service is a flexible and free service aimed at helping you with your practical and emotional needs and is available to anyone aged 16 years and over.  You tell us how we can best support you.

Whether you want 1-2-1 support in your own home, telephone sessions, or group support, we can tailor the service to suit your needs.

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for this service. I would advise anyone to have a go. It allowed me to find out what I wanted and where I wanted to go.” Mike, service user

Maybe you need support to overcome practical issues – such as debt or housing problems – which are negatively affecting your emotional state? Or perhaps you want to learn techniques to help you manage anger or anxiety. How about understanding more about your behaviour so you can change unhelpful patterns in your life?

Whatever you want from your sessions, our experienced and confidential team will be there to listen to your concerns and help you achieve the things you want in your life.

The Helping You Help Yourself service aims to reduce the number of people who reach crisis point and increase the ability of individuals to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

We also provide flexible 1:2:1, practical and emotional support in the following services locally:


Working alongside Citizens Advice Coventry. Rooted is available to anyone experiencing financial crises, who is homeless or vulnerably housed (or of imminent risk of eviction/failed tenancy/no recourse to public funds etc.


Accelerate is a Building Better Opportunities Project funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.  Accelerate is a 23 partnership project providing a range of support opportunities for people in Coventry and Warwickshire facing barriers to work.

Support also includes some of the following approaches:

  • Telephone emotional support
  • Guided assistance with specific issues i.e. anger, anxiety, self-esteem, isolation etc.
  • Techniques in assertiveness, relaxation, managing anger/anxiety
  • Accompanying individuals in social situations to overcome social phobias
  • Practical support with housing, benefits, debt concerns
  • Advice and signposting to other services for help with related issues such as mental health, benefits, housing etc.
  • A range of wellbeing groupwork activities.



If you are interested in one of our services you can arrange to come in for an exploratory chat. If you would like to go ahead and to help us decide if our service will fit your needs, we ask that you attend an intake assessment appointment.

For more information or to make an enquiry, please contact our main reception on 02476 26 62 80 and ask to speak to a member of the Community Wellbeing Service.


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Accelerate is a Building Better Opportunities project jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund, managed by Coventry and Warwickshire CDA.