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How time flies

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Just over six months ago I was welcomed into the Self Management Team here at the ALLIANCE and what a quick six months it’s been. As we’re approaching the end of the year I’ve had some time to reflect on all that’s happened and what my learning so far has been.

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What’s next for 2017?

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Returning to work after ten months of maternity leave feels like a good opportunity to think back over the last two years of the Self Management Programme and Network. Read Sara’s blog summing up her thoughts of our work so far and the plans for next year.

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From Grey to Pink Book Launch

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On 22nd November, Pink Ladies 1st launched a collection of writing produced by the women who have taken part in the support groups, motivational courses and workshops provided in Midlothian. Read more to find out about the event and how you can purchase a copy of From Grey to Pink.

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Connect 2016 – Self Management in Practice Workshop

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The Self Management Team recently ran a workshop at Connect 2016, the annual conference hosted by Dumfries and Galloway Third Sector Interface. Read more to find out about the aims and objectives of the workshop and what we learned from attendees who took part.

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BBC documentary, “Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres”

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This beautifully shot film, directed by award-winning director Sarah Howitt, tells the story of Maggie’s, their approach to cancer care and the role great design plays in the support they offer. Click read more to find out how you can watch.

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Volunteers needed for MS charity

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MS Society Scotland want 12 enthusiastic volunteers to join groups concentrating on online support and the other focussing on support for people who are newly diagnosed. Read more to find out about what is involved.

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“It’s all about my life, with my condition, on my terms” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day five of the DAfNE self management course

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As Director of Development and Improvement with the ALLIANCE, I am responsible for our Self Management work. I am also responsible for the long term conditions I live with. I’m embarking on a week long self management course – join me in a series of daily blogs to find out how I get on… Click Read more to find out about the final day.

“It’s all about my life, with my condition, on my terms” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day five of the DAfNE self management course: Read more >

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“A scary injection” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day four of the DAfNE self management course

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As Director of Development and Improvement with the ALLIANCE, I am responsible for our Self Management work. I am also responsible for the long term conditions I live with. I’m embarking on a week long self management course – join me in a series of daily blogs to find out how I get on… Click Read more to find out about day four.

“A scary injection” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day four of the DAfNE self management course: Read more >

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“Feeling ‘new’ again” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day three of the DAfNE self management course

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As Director of Development and Improvement with the ALLIANCE, I am responsible for our Self Management work. I am also responsible for the long term conditions I live with. I’m embarking on a week long self management course – join me in a series of daily blogs to find out how I get on… Click Read more to find out about day three.

“Feeling ‘new’ again” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day three of the DAfNE self management course: Read more >

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“134 years’ experience of living with diabetes” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day two of the DAfNE self management course

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As Director of Development and Improvement with the ALLIANCE, I am responsible for our Self Management work. I am also responsible for the long term conditions I live with. I’m embarking on a week long self management course – join me in a series of daily blogs to find out how I get on… Click Read more to find out about day two.

“134 years’ experience of living with diabetes” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day two of the DAfNE self management course: Read more >

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