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Covid 19 Information

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Self Management

Service Update

Due to Covid-19, our programme is not currently running. We are looking into how we can deliver the programme safely and will update our website as soon as we have any further information. You are still able to register for a future programme via our website and please do contact us if you have any questions.

Self-management is about finding ways, and learning techniques, which enable you to control your long-term health condition, rather than having it control you.

Long-term conditions can include diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, COPD, heart conditions, asthma, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME and arthritis.

Contact us

Call: 0300 421 1623
Email: Gloucestershire.selfmanagement@ghc.nhs.uk


Live Better to Feel Better!

A friendly and informal five-week programme, for three hours each week in comfortable venues across the county.

Live Better to Feel Better has been designed with you in mind, to provide you with these techniques as well as the confidence and awareness to use them appropriately.

Most people living with a long-term health condition know that life can be difficult and can seem overwhelming at times. On our self-management programme you will meet others living with long-term conditions and explore together common symptoms you may face.

Our trained facilitators all have long-term conditions themselves, and understand these challenges and feelings. They will lead discussions about techniques that might help, and support you to put a plan together to use these in your day-to-day life. We will help you find community resources, including support groups, or signpost to a specific course for a particular condition if that’s right for you

Sample topics

We explore how a condition can affect your life, introduce techniques to help and describe ways to build them into your routine, including:

  • Breathing Techniques
  • Managing Low Mood
  • Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
  • Working with Health Care Professionals
  • Problem-solving
  • Food Awareness
  • Being Active
  • Next Steps

Your information

  • Contact details will only be used by Gloucestershire Self-Management to inform us about the programme related activities.
  • Your emergency contact details will only be used in the event of an emergency
  • Your personal information will be stored safe and securely.
  • Your personal information will only be retained by Gloucestershire Self-Management for two years after completion of a programme
  • Anonymised forms of your information/feedback may be retained for statistical or research purposes.
  • You may exercise any of your rights, as a data subject by contacting Gloucestershire Self-Management.
  • Any new uses of your information will only happen with your express consent.
  • If you have any concerns about the use of your information you can contact the Trust Data Protection Officer infogov@glos-care.nhs.uk or Information Commissioner’s Office  https://ico.org.uk/

Your data

Your data will be shared with our commissioners, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), for the purpose of programme evaluation.

Your data will be provided in a format that does not identify you to the commissioners, but will involve the application of a unique identifer. The CCG will utilise this information to evaluate the service, its outcomes and benefits to you and the wider NHS in Gloucestershire.

You have the right, at any time, to object to how we process your data. If you wish to exercise this right, you can do so at any time with the service involved in your care, or by emailing SubjectAccess@glos-care.nhs.uk and advising us on your objection.