The Self Management Programme brought together a mix of individuals living with a long term condition and unpaid carers to gather their views on what they would like to see from professionals to support their self management. The individuals shared a range of stories which we will use in the session to reflect on how professionals can use their existing skills to support self management.

Self management is embedded throughout Health and Social Care Plans to deliver the ambitions of health and social care integration and this session has been designed to support these plans and offer a space to explore ideas and opportunities to move forward.

Who is the session aimed at?

The session has been designed for frontline health and social care professionals who work with individuals living with a long term condition and carers. This includes nurses, allied health professionals, doctors, care workers etc.

At the end of the session delegates will have:

  • A clearer and broader understanding of what self management means as a person centred approach
  • Explored what they can do in their role to support individuals to self manage and what support they need to be able to work this way
  • Knowledge of where to find further support and resources about self management
  • Made plans about what actions to take next


The session is a 3 hour session, designed as a thinking space where delegates can put their learning about self management into the context of their own role. It will explore what self management means and how this can benefit individuals. They will hear real life examples from individuals, there will be opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions that exist and a space to think about what action can be taken to support self management.

Each session can be tailored to suit a specific group of delegates to ensure all delegates get the maximum outcomes.

Ongoing support

Delegates will be invited to connect with the Self Management Programme going forward with an opportunity to meet further to discuss emerging ideas from the workshop. Delegates will also find out how to join the 570 members of the national Self Management Network Scotland where they can continue to share their learning with others working to embed self management in health and social care practice.

If you wish to discuss hosting a session, please get in touch with Development Officer Marianne Brennan at or call 0141 404 0231