Items Tagged ‘Lived experience’
Over the past months, the ALLIANCE have been working with people and professionals on ‘Our GP’, a pioneering Scottish Government funded project that aims to ‘co-design’ future digital GP services. The exciting next step in the OurGP journey is the Online launch.Your chance to help shape future digital GP services: Read more >
We worked together with the Inverclyde Supported Self Care Network to deliver a networking event highlighting a huge range of services available to people with long term conditions in the Inverclyde area. Read this event summary to find out more about the day.Working Together to Live Your Life to the Maximum: Read more >
Read Kevin Geddes’ (Director of Development and Improvement at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland) article for the Integration and Reshaping Care blog: ‘Self Management: Putting People in the Driving Seat of Integration’. Kevin shares his journey to self management, what self management means to him and details of Self Management Week 2015.Self Management Week 2015: Shout about what keeps you well: Read more >
Catherine Eadie shares her experiences of volunteering and why she does it. Including a new volunteering opportunity from Work4ME: “Exploring Volunteering – a journey of exploration for those living with long term conditions.” Catherine believes volunteering can help if you have a long term health condition. Read more to find out why.Exploring Volunteering – Good for Self Management?: Read more >
Donna Barrowman shares her story of learning to manage her long term condition. Education, control and a focus on living well have all been part of Donna’s journey. Click ‘Read more’ to learn how Donna uses wellness recovery action planning (WRAP) to live a happy, balanced and very fulfilled life even in the presence of a long term condition.My ‘Not Normal’ Journey to Self Management: Read more >
I started my own self management journey back in October 2005 with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. At that point I had no idea where this life changing opportunity would take me but I felt a strong desire to give something back, a trait which is still strong to this day.
Read about Chris Myles’ self management journey.“Self management – my journey so far” Chris Myles: Read more >
Making sure there is support for carers to self manage is important but often under prioritised. Carers have told us they need to understand about self management for the person they care for as well as for themselves. Too often support is offered when a carer feels in crisis. This blog has been written by Maureen about her experience of self management as a carer.Self management: Carers Matter: Read more >
Self Management Network Scotland member, Eric Sinclair, who also volunteers with the Stroke Association in Scotland, has written a book to share his experiences following a stroke with fellow survivors and with professionals. Read about Eric and his whippet Hamish and their self management journey.Man, Dog, Stroke: Eric Sinclair’s “Literary Self Management”: Read more >
Carers frequently report feeling isolated & unsupported, which puts a strain on their wellbeing & ability to cope. Lorraine Keith from Edinburgh Carers Support Project describes in this article a project in which they delivered WRAP to carers of people with mental health problems & shares the project evaluation.WRAP: a self management tool for carers: Read more >
Next week I will be taking part in an eight week Mindfulness course at COPE Scotland.
This week, before I get started, I’ve asked Hilda Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of COPE Scotland, to tell us her story of discovering the Mindfulness practice and why this course is offered at COPE.Life Doesn’t Need to Be so Tough! Using Mindfulness to Self Manage: Read more >