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Self Care Management Programmes

2020-09-30T09:12:18+01:00Wednesday 30 September 2020|

Self Care Management Programmes (SCMPs) are available for adults living with a long-term health condition. The programme aims to improve your quality of life by giving you confidence, skills and information to help manage your long-term condition or caring role better on a daily basis.

How can it help you?

By taking part you will:

  • Gain/extend knowledge about how to live with your health problems
  • Feel confident and more in control of your life
  • Use your new skills and knowledge to improve the quality of life
  • Meet others who share similar experiences
  • Manage your health problems
  • Be realistic about the impact they have on your family and friends

Walsall Healthcare Business Support Manager for Self Care Management Programmes, Joanne Hannigan said:

“Our courses can be life-changing for many patients who build on their existing skills and experience to feel confident and in control of their long term health condition.

“Self care is about prioritising your physical health and mental wellbeing and making small changes to start with to help you make the most of your life.”

Patients David Watton and Emma Lifford took part in the recent virtual Self Care Management Programme

David is struggling with Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, Diverticulitis and Polycythaemia.

He said: “I didn’t realise that there were common techniques that could be applied to each or indeed any issue. I have in the past talked at length with each of the appropriate Consultants, but they are not aware of common issues due to different disciplines.  So the commonality approach of the course has paid dividends, and helped me, big time.”

Emma has been struggling to know when to employ the different techniques she has been told about over the last few years. She didn’t trust what she was doing was right.

She said: “The course helped because it didn’t tell you what to do or think. It helped me to develop strategies to be able to do this myself. During this process I have learnt to be kinder to myself.”

If you would like to find out more or require information on how to access this FREE course please contact the Self Care Management Team on 01922 605490 / 07554 459091 or email selfcare@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

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