Self Care Management Team

What is Self Management?

Self-management is the care and encouragement provided to people with long term health conditions and their families to help them understand their role in managing their condition better on a day to day basis.  It helps people to make more informed decisions about their care, engage in healthy behaviours and to access further support.

What does the Self-Management Service offer you?

  • Self Care Management Programme for people living with long term health conditions
  • Looking After Me course for carers

Programmes run all year round at different venues throughout the Walsall borough and morning, afternoon and evening courses are available.

The programmes are FREE and run for 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks.

Topics include:

  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Coping with difficult emotions/depression
  • Relaxation techniques and exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with friends and family and healthcare professionals
  • Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness

By taking part in a programme you will:

  • Gain/extend knowledge about how to live with your condition
  • Feel confident and more in control of your life
  • Manage your condition and treatment together with healthcare professionals
  • Be realistic about the impact of your condition on yourself and your family
  • Use your new skills and knowledge to improve your quality of life
  • Meet others who share similar experiences

Self Care Management Programme for people living with long term health conditions

Self-management programmes (SMPs) 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.

Looking after Me course for Carers

LAM is a six-week course for adults who care for someone who is living with a disability or long-term health condition. The programme is about making time to look after your own health needs and offers great tips to help you to deal with the emotional and practical effects of your caring role. It is also a good opportunity to meet other carers and share experiences and ideas. It helps you take control of your situation and make a difference to your life.

 

Hours of Operation 

Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Service Locations

Courses are provided across the borough of Walsall.

Are Self-Referrals Accepted?

Yes, both self and professional referrals are accepted.

Email: selfcare@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

Contact Us 

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall Palliative Care Centre, Goscote Lane, Walsall, WS3 1SJ

Tel: 01922 605490

Email: selfcare@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

Service Lead

Louise Mabley, Self Care Management Programmes Lead

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Palliative Care Centre, Goscote Lane. Walsall, WS3 1SJ

Tel: 01922 605490

Fax: 01922 602510

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