Self Management Reflective Practice

Section: Self Management and Co-Production HubType: News Item Date Published: 8th June 2018

The ALLIANCE now offer free training to frontline health and social care staff who support people to self manage.

The three-hour Self Management Reflective Practice session is an opportunity for frontline health and social care professionals to explore how to support people living with long term conditions and carers to self manage.

The session is designed to support Health and Social Care Plans, which have self management embedded throughout. It offers a space to explore ideas and opportunities to move forward.

The training is based on the real experiences of people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers and what they would like from professionals who support their self management. People have shared a range of stories which we use to support professionals reflect on using existing skills to support self management.

Who is the session aimed at?

The session is for frontline health and social care professionals who work with individuals living with a long term condition and unpaid carers. This includes nurses, allied health professionals, doctors, care workers, etc.

At the end of the session participants will have:

  • A clearer and broader understanding of what self management means as a person centred approach
  • Explored what they can do in their role to support individuals to self manage and what support they need to be able to work this way
  • Knowledge of where to find further support and resources about self management
  • Made plans about what actions to take next


Each session can be tailored to suit a specific group of participants to ensure everyone gets the maximum benefit.

The three hours are designed as a thinking space where participants can put their learning about self management into the context of their own role.  We explore what self management means and how it benefits people. Participants hear real life stories, there are opportunities to discuss challenges and solutions, and a space to think about what action can be taken to support self management.

For individual sessions we ask for a minimum number of 10 participants and a maximum of 20.

Ongoing support and opportunities

After the session, participants are invited to connect with the ALLIANCE’s Self Management Programme going forward, which provides opportunities for further connection and discussion. Participants are also able to join the other +650 members of the national Self Management Network Scotland, to share learning with many others working to embed self management in health and social care practice.

To discuss, please get in touch with the Self Management Team at or call 0141 404 0231



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