Self Management Week 2020 events – at a glance

Section: Self Management and Co-Production HubType: News Item Date Published: 16th September 2020

Discover the digital events planned for 'My Wellbeing, My Life' Self Management Week 2020 (28 September – 2 October).

This year’s Self Management Week runs from 28 September – 2 October and is themed ‘My Wellbeing, My Life’. Self Management Week, which is in its tenth year, recognises and celebrates self management approaches happening across Scotland, raises awareness across health, social care and the third sector, and engages people to think about how self management can support their health and wellbeing.

Based on feedback from Self Management Network Scotland members and our wider networks, a busy and engaging schedule of events has been developed for the week. Find out more below:

23 September: Self management stories workshop

Creating the opportunity to share stories of self management has been identified as an important part of Self Management Week. This session will be held in advance of the week to support people to think about why they might want to share their personal experiences and practical support on how to shape their story as part of Self Management Week.

29 September: Self management in the time of COVID-19

This digital discussion event will explore people’s experiences of self managing during COVID-19, what we have learned and what we want to take with us going forward.

29 September: Self Management Awards

The Self Management Awards recognise the people, projects and professionals leading the way in self management across Scotland. Join us for an uplifting evening as we celebrate our Self Management Awards shortlist and announce the winners.

30 September: Using Self Management to Navigate Change Workshop

How can our experiences of self management support us to navigate challenging times? This workshop session led by Scottish Recovery Network (this link will take you away from our website) will provide opportunity to network with others, share experiences and connect with those self managing.

30 September: Cooking workshop with Vegetarian for Life

Join Vegetarian for Life for a workshop taking you through some easy and healthy budget friendly recipes. We’ll be cooking at lunchtime so why not cook along with us and enjoy a lunchtime self management treat?

30 September: Mandalas and Mindfulness Workshop

Join this workshop session led by Impact Arts (this link will take you away from our website) which will take you through a practical creative exercise promoting mindfulness, using materials found around the home.

1 October: Impact and Influence: Creating the space for self management stories

We know stories can be powerful and have the potential to enact positive, transformative change. This session will explore how we can maximise the influence and impact of people’s self management stories so that they are at the heart of service design and delivery as we ‘build back better’.

1 October: Lunch and Learn: Self Management Session

Lunch and Learn is a short, informative session aimed at health and social care professionals who are interested in finding out more about how self management approaches can support their practice and the people they work with. Hear about the principles of self management and the key policy drivers which are placing self management as an important part of the health and social care agenda. There will also be the opportunity for a Q&A with Graham Kramer.

1 October: Self management in challenging times – the online experience

Interested in finding out how self management can support you from home? LGOWIT (this link will take you away from our website) will be hosting a short digital demonstration of their digital self management course which has been adapted from their successful in-person self management course and updated to reflect the challenges of self managing under difficult circumstances such as COVID-19.

1 October: ALISS: Finding and sharing information for wellbeing

Knowing what support exists in your community and feeling empowered to access it is a vital part of self management. ALISS (this link will take you away from our website) are running a short workshop on how to access the support in your local area, as well as across the country and how this can also be a useful tool to support people, family members and friends.

2 October: Creative Words for Wellbeing: Resilience, Recovery and Renewal in Challenging Times

Creative Words for Wellbeing means any creative literary activity such as reading, writing and storytelling that helps people to feel more in charge of their health and wellbeing. This interactive session will update on the national Creative Words for Wellbeing scoping project and facilitate discussions on how creative words for wellbeing services and activities can be developed under the COVID-19 landscape.

2 October: Creative Writing for Wellbeing Workshop

Creative writing can be a powerful tool to support your wellbeing. Close Self Management Week and take the time to reset after a busy week with this workshop which will share the importance of creative writing in enhancing wellbeing and guide you through some practical exercises.

For further information please visit the Self Management Week page. To take part in the week download the Self Management Week toolkit below and utilise our range of graphics, Zoom backgrounds and banner.

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