Self Management Week will run from 23-26 September. If you would like to host an event or become involved just get in touch with us.

What is Self Management Week?

Self Management Week was first launched in 2010, building upon “Gaun Yersel” – the first Self Management Strategy for Scotland. The aim of the week is to bring people together and to share learning across the Self Management Network Scotland, the Self Management Fund projects and the wider ALLIANCE membership. 

During the Week, the ALLIANCE hosts and promotes a series of online and in-person events across Scotland, alongside publicity which showcases examples of good practice. We also encourage and support organisations to host their own events. Participation is free, inclusive and open to all.

What is Self Management?

Self Management is a way of living and working that means people living with long term conditions feel more in control of their own health and wellbeing. It supports people to live their lives better, on their terms.

“Gaun Yersel” sets out five principles to encapsulate the core meaning of good self management. They reflect the approach people need from services and practitioners to enable them to take shared responsibility for self managing their conditions and overall wellbeing.

Who is Self Management Week for?

Self Management Week is for everyone. It highlights the benefits of self management for people in Scotland living with one or more long term condition, and those that care for them, and showcases work taking place to support self management. Even if we don’t have a long term condition, we all still do things to help us keep well, relax, and support our wellbeing, so we hope that there will be something for everyone.

How can I get involved?

Anyone can take part in Self Management Week by participating in events run by the ALLIANCE and self management projects around Scotland, or by taking the opportunity to host your own event supporting and highlighting self management.

If you are thinking of running an event during Self Management Week please keep us informed and send us your photos, news stories, press cuttings etc. Email the ALLIANCE Self Management team at or call us on 0141 404 0231.

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