Gloucestershire Self Management

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Call: 0300 421 1623

A friendly and informal five-week programme, for three hours each week in comfortable venues across the county.

First Steps in Self Management

Self-management is about finding ways, and learning techniques, which enable you to control your long-term health condition, rather than having it control you.

Live Better to Feel Better has been designed with you in mind, to provide you with these techniques as well as the confidence and awareness to use them appropriately.


What we Do

Most people living with a long-term health condition know that life can be difficult and can seem overwhelming at times.

On our self-management programme you will meet others living with long-term conditions and explore together common symptoms you may face.

Our trained facilitators all have long-term conditions themselves, and understand these challenges and feelings. They will lead discussions about techniques that might help, and support you to put a plan together to use these in your day-to-day life.

We will help you find community resources, including support groups, or signpost to a specific course for a particular condition if that’s right for you.

You can find more information in our leaflet by pdfclicking here

If you'd like to take part in the Live Better to Feel Better programme you can download a registration form here - fill it in, save it and email it to us!

Live Better to Feel Better: Sample Topics

We explore how a condition can affect your life, introduce techniques to help and describe ways to build them into your routine, including:

  • Breathing Techniques
  • Managing Low Mood
  • Getting a Good Night's Sleep
  • Working with Health Care Professionals
  • Problem-solving
  • Food Awareness
  • Being Active
  • Next Steps


Your information

Contact details will only be used, by Gloucestershire Self-Management to inform us about the programme related activities.

Your emergency contact details will only be used in the event of an emergency

Your personal information will be stored safe and securely.

Your personal information will only be retained by Gloucestershire Self-Management for two years after completion of a programme

Anonymised forms of your information/feedback may be retained for statistical or research purposes.

You may exercise any of your rights, as a data subject by contacting Gloucestershire Self-Management.

Any new uses of your information will only happen with your express consent.

If you have any concerns about the use of your information you can contact Gloucestershire Care Services Data Protection Officer or Information Commissionaires Office

Your data

Your data will be shared with our commissioners, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), for the purpose of programme evaluation.

Your data will be provided in a format that does not identify you to the commissioners, but will involve the application of a unique identifer. The CCG will utilise this information to evaluate the service, its outcomes and benefits to you and the wider NHS in Gloucestershire.

You have the right, at any time, to object to how we process your data. If you wish to exercise this right, you can do so at any time with the service involved in your care, or by emailing and advising us on your objection.