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.
Chronic Disease Education - 6 Week Series, Fridays, January 20 - February 24
This is a free and interactive, virtual Chronic Disease self-management program where managing chronic health conditions is discussed. Through the use of various coping skills, you will learn how to better care for yourself and your condition.
Motivational Interviewing 101 - Foundations and Skills Development, Wednesdays, February 1 - 15
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
Informed decision making is a way to engage patients, clients, and peers in their own care by working in partnership with them to identify the best course of action. It involves supporting people to consider the potential benefits and risks associated with their options, while factoring in their values and preferences.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers - 6 Week Series, Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5
Caring for a family member or friend with a health condition can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. This program builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others.
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.
Empathy Effect - Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes, Wednesdays, March 8 - 15
This fast-paced, highly interactive workshop combines opportunities for self-reflection and practical skill-building, for fostering equity in healthcare through consistent patient-centeredness, enhancing the healthcare professional’s ability to convey empathy and build trusting relationships.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Empathy Effect: Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes
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.