The Self-Management Programs Network allows patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers to access information about self-management programs in Southwestern Ontario. Programs are provided by Southwest Self-Management, Waterloo-Wellington Self-Management, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Self-Management, and Erie-St. Clair Self-Management.
What are self-management programs?
Self-management programs are designed to provide you with tools to help you confidently manage your health condition and improve your quality of life, and how to support someone you care about with their health condition. Healthcare Providers also have access to workshops that promote working in partnership with patients and caregivers. Programming is free and available for anyone 18 years and older in Southwestern Ontario.
People often think about wellness in terms of physical health - nutrition, exercise, weight management, etc.., but it is so much more. Wellness is a holistic integration of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, fueling the body, engaging the mind, and nurturing the spirit.
Motivational Interviewing 101 - Foundations and Skills Development, Tuesdays, June 13 - 27
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a self-management support approach that uses a collaborative conversation style with patients, clients, or peers, in order to draw out and strengthen their motivation and commitment to change. Whether you are a home care nurse trying to help someone who is struggling with multiple chronic conditions or a case worker helping someone to meet their daily needs on a limited income, the core skills can be learned by anyone interested in supporting others to make change.
Brief Action Planning (BAP) is based on the premise that motivation comes from within the person. The clinician’s role is to guide people toward creating their own plans, adjusting support as needed, and always seeking to build confidence in those they work with.