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“After all, it’s my diabetes” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day one 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 one.

“After all, it’s my diabetes” Kevin Geddes’ experience on day one of the DAfNE self management course: Read more >

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“The patient is centre-stage” by Dr Jacqueline Mardon

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Dr Jacqueline Mardon from the NHS Centre for Integrative Care shares her experience if winning the Best Self Management Resource at the Self Management Awards in 2016.

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7 Stops on the Self Management Network Scotland Roadshow 2016

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To share learning about self managing long term conditions, the Self Management Network Scotland delivered 8 events in 2016 attended by over 300 people. Read about the 7 stops on our journey, the learning we’re taking away and what will be happening next.

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My Experience of the Self Management Awards 2016 by John Fogarty

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John Fogarty shares his experience of attending the Self Management Awards ceremony in 2016. “The stories and presentations from all concerned, proved just how positive attitude and helping yourself, together with guidance and information brings positive results in most illnesses and various conditions. “

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Creating a #FairerHealthierScotland through social prescribing

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In our work to create a fairer, healthier Scotland, NHS Health Scotland recognises the fundamental role that wider social determinants of health have to play in improving the mental health and wellbeing of all of Scotland. That is why we were partners in the Self Management and Social Prescribing National Advisory Group. Social prescribing is an important means of supporting the self management of a range of mental health problems.

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New Self Management Service for people with neurological conditions in Aberdeen

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New Sue Ryder self management service for people with neurological conditions in Aberdeen aims to help people live more independently at home for longer. With a team of support workers and volunteers we will aim to equip people with the skills and confidence to help look after their own health and give people back a bit independence.

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We want to be there for people and connect before crisis hits

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Nicola Hanssen, General Manager at Roar- Connections for Life, shares her experience of attending the Self Management Awards ceremony in 2016. Roar was awarded the Innovative Partnership Idea of the Year.

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Find out more about YSM Solutions

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Jessica Smyrl is the founder of YSM Solutions which she set up in 2009, providing health coaching, health programmes and screening. YSM Solutions sponsored the Self Management Awards in 2016.

Find out more about YSM Solutions: Read more >

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How the simple text is helping people take care of their hearts, minds and general health

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Created by health and social care partners in North and South Lanarkshire, the short internet film tells the story of Fraser – a busy thirty something who’s living with high blood pressure. Traditionally, that means he would have had to make regular trips to his GP to have his blood pressure monitored. But now, thanks to the help of a system called Flo, he can text his readings from home – ensuring his safety and reducing the need to attend the Doctor’s surgery for routine checks.

How the simple text is helping people take care of their hearts, minds and general health: Read more >

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A night at the Awards

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Well that’s the Alliance Scotland’s Self Management Award Ceremony over for another year and as always I’m inspired by some of the things I’ve just heard! The Ceremony has always been a special night for me, not just because it’s held in the stunning Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament.

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