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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.

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The Empathy Effect - August 19.
 
An evidence-based program, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Communication.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Friday
Program Type:
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviors
 
Spend two mornings practising motivational interviewing skills to help clients change their health behaviours.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Tuesday
Program Type: Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours
Time of Day: Evening
Start Time: 09:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Disease Education ®-- 6- week series
 
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Thursday
Program Type: Chronic Disease
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Pain Education ®-- 6- week series
 
Do you live with chronic pain or know someone who does?
JOIN US...and learn to take control of your health.

I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Tuesday
Program Type: Chronic Pain
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training (M.A.S.T.) -- 4-Week Series
 
This 4-week program introduces mindfulness practices that will help individuals to feel more balanced and present in their lives
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Friday
Program Type: Mindfulness
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Skills of Wellbeing
 
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.
I am a: Patient, Caregiver, Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Monday
Program Type: Wellbeing
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 10:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Craving Change ®-- 4- Week Series
 
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Tuesday
Program Type: Craving Change
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Diabetes Education - 6 Week Series
 
Do you live with Diabetes or know someone who does?
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Tuesday
Program Type: Diabetes
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Pain Education - 6 Week Series
 
This is a free and interactive, virtual Chronic Pain self-management program where managing pain is discussed through the use of various coping skills and strategies.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Chronic Pain
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Dial It Down- Relaxation and Stress Management-- 5- Week Series
 
This program helps you develop strong skills in releasing body tension, calming and focusing the mind.
I am a:
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Wellbeing
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 11:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Disease Education - 6 Week Series
 
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.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Chronic Disease
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Pain Education - 6-Week Series
 
Do you live with chronic pain or know someone who does?
JOIN US...and learn to take control of your health.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Thursday
Program Type: Chronic Pain
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
The Monarch System Inc.: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Level 1 Workshop for Health Professionals
 
The Monarch System Inc.: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Level 1 Workshop for Health Professionals
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Friday
Program Type: Motivational Interviewing
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Pain Education-- 6 Week Series
 
A 6- week workshop for people struggling with chronic or persistent pain.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Friday
Program Type: Chronic Pain
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Empathy Effect - Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes
 
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
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Health Literacy
 
Health Literacy refers to a person’s ability to access, understand and act on health related information. In Canada, 60% of adults have low health literacy skills including 88% of seniors. Personal factors as well as the complexity of the message and the health professional’s ability to communicate clearly are all important contributing factors.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Health Literacy
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 10:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Motivational Interviewing 101 - Foundations and Skills Development
 
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.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Thursday
Program Type: Motivational Interviewing
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 10:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Diabetes Education - 6-week series
 
Do you live with diabetes or know someone who does?
JOIN US...and learn to take control of your health.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Thursday
Program Type: Diabetes
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:30 PM
In Person/Virtual: In-Person
Powerful Tools for Caregivers-- 6- Week Series
 
6- week interactive workshop series is designed to help caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools.
I am a: Caregiver
Day of Week: Tuesday
Program Type: Caregiving
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 10:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Pain Education - 6-Week Series
 
Do you live with chronic pain or know someone who does?
JOIN US...and learn to take control of your health.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Chronic Pain
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: In-Person
Diabetes, Healthy Feet & You - Workshop
 
Diabetes, Healthy Feet & You
Educational Workshop
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Diabetes
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Disease Education - 6-week series
 
Do you live with a Chronic Condition or know someone who does?
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Chronic Disease
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Better Sleep Workshop-- 5- week series
 
Do you....
Have difficulty falling asleep?
Have a hard time falling back to sleep?
Wake up early and can’t fall back to sleep?
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Monday
Program Type: Sleep
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 11:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Using the BRAIN to Make Decisions
 
This workshop is designed for everyday people, caregivers and patients who must make health related decisions for themselves or for someone else.
I am a: Patient, Caregiver
Day of Week: Monday
Program Type: Wellbeing
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Diabetes Education - 6-Week Series
 
Do you live with diabetes or know someone who does?
JOIN US...and learn to take control of your health.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Tuesday
Program Type: Diabetes
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Pain Education - 6-Week Series
 
Do you live with chronic pain or know someone who does?
JOIN US...and learn to take control of your health.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Tuesday
Program Type: Chronic Pain
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:30 PM
In Person/Virtual: In-Person
Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviors
 
This workshop is for health care providers to understand the literature, theory and techniques for promoting change in health behavior.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 08:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Disease Education - 6 Week Series
 
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.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Thursday
Program Type: Chronic Disease
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Webinar: Choices and Changes - Motivating Healthy Behaviours
 
The Choices and Changes webinar provides clinicians with an opportunity to explore their own beliefs about the change process and hear some of the research-informed premises around behavior change.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Thursday
Program Type: Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 12:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Chronic Pain Education - 6-Week Series
 
Do you live with chronic pain or know someone who does?
JOIN US...and learn to take control of your health.
I am a: Patient
Day of Week: Wednesday
Program Type: Chronic Pain
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:30 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Informed Decision Making for Professionals
 
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.
I am a: Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Friday
Program Type: Informed Decision Making
Time of Day: Morning
Start Time: 09:00 AM
In Person/Virtual: Online
Skills of Wellbeing
 
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.
I am a: Patient, Caregiver, Healthcare Provider
Day of Week: Monday
Program Type: Wellbeing
Time of Day: Afternoon
Start Time: 01:00 PM
In Person/Virtual: Online
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