Self management

Living life with a Long Term Condition can be challenging in different ways:

  • Social
  • Physical
  • Financial
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional/Psychological
  • Cultural.

Self Management is about being actively involved in our own health and wellbeing, working together with any professional and service that support us.

Resources to help you manage your condition

Our Self Management Support Worker can connect you with people or activities in your local community and can help you think about what matters to you.

They can support you with developing skills to: take care of your illness or condition by taking care of you manage your emotional challenges and changes have better control and plan your life day by day.

They can support you to learn from, or share with, other people who live with long term conditions. Self management is about what works for you.

If you have a long term condition and would like more information you can contact Paula:

The Self Management Support Worker is provided in partnership with Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living and Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is a user controlled organisation which supports disabled people, people with long term conditions and older people, to live independently in their communities.  Their services respond to the needs of people to enable them to live more independently. Find out more on their website or call 0131 475 2350.

The Thistle Foundation is an Edinburgh-based charity supporting people with long term health conditions and disabilities to live life on their terms. They support people living with disabilities, long term conditions or facing challenging life situations to live well, whatever that means to them. Find out more on their website or call 0131 661 3366.

The Health and Social Care Alliance (The Alliance) support people who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well with support and services that put them at the centre. Their Self Management and Co-production Hub builds capacity and shares learning about new ways of working which puts people in ‘the driving seat’ and helps them to live their lives better, on their terms. Find out more on their website or call 0141 404 0231.

Health in Mind is a Scottish charity with your mental health at heart. It works together to positively impact people’s mental health and wellbeing and creates awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing within communities. Health in Mind provides a range of services and courses that supports people to self-manage their mental health and low mood. Find out more on their website or call 0131 225 8508.

Visit our digital support page to find out more about how digital support can help you manage your condition.