ALLIANCE: Self Management Week 2017
Self management is about people living with long term conditions being in ‘the driving seat’. Self management supports and encourages people living with long term conditions to access information and to develop skills to find out what’s right for their condition and, most importantly, right for them.
Life can be better with self management. Being told you have a condition for which there may be no cure, can be devastating. Individuals respond in individual ways. It can often have a profound impact on a person’s well-being and self-esteem. Together with health professionals and others who provide support, self management can help people to make decisions that are right for their life.
Self management can mean people being:
- better informed about their condition(s)
- better prepared for everyday challenges,
- better supported when they need it
This year Self Management Week 2017 will run from 2nd - 6th October. The theme is 'Celebrating Change'. Read more here.