Celebrate self management and ten years of the Self Management Fund during Self Management Week 2019, 7th - 11th October.

Self Management Week 2019 will be held from 7th – 11th October this year and will celebrate ten years of the Self Management Fund, which was established after it was recommended in Scotland’s first co-produced self management strategy, Gaun Yersel!.

Self Management Week takes place every year to raise awareness and showcase the huge benefits self management can bring to people’s lives.

Events and activity will be taking place all across Scotland throughout the week, celebrating self management in practice, exploring self management topics and sharing stories of how self management can support people to live their lives on their terms.

We are keen for people, projects and health and social care professionals to get involved in the week and our growing programme of events can be found below.

For more information, see our Get Involved pack and let us know of any activities you are planning by contacting us at smw@alliance-scotland.org.uk or calling 0141 404 0231.

Programme of events

Monday 7th October

Libraries and Self Management: Ideas into Action, Glasgow

Kicking off Self Management and Libraries Week, this national event will bring together frontline library staff and third sector/community organisations to explore the important role libraries play in fulfilling the strategic vision for public health, as well as how libraries can work in partnership with the third sector to deliver community health projects. This event will be held in partnership with the ALLIANCE, NHS Health Scotland, Scottish Libraries Information Council (SLIC) and the Scottish Government and is invite only.

Tuesday 8th October

Save the Date: Self Management Awards Reception

The Self Management Awards need little introduction but we are excited to invite you too join us for an evening reception at the Scottish Parliament. Winners of the six Self Management Award categories will be announced, including this year’s new categories Self Management Employability Award, in partnership with SUSE and the Self Management Digital Innovator Award in partnership with Discover Digital.

Wednesday 9th October

Self Management Marketplace

The Self Management Marketplace, a Self Management Network Scotland event, will bring together a showcase of different organisations and projects for an informal day of networking and learning.

Featuring a number of projects that have been funded through the Self Management Fund, the Self Management Marketplace format is similar to speed networking and a great way to make new connections.

Supporting Self Management: Working together to support people living with long term conditions in Edinburgh

Continuing our relationship with the Long Term Conditions team at Edinburgh City Health and Social Care Partnership we will be supporting this half day conference which will look at what self management means, mapping community assets and start conversations around establishing a new Edinburgh Self Management Network.

Thursday 10th October

Grampian Self Management Conference

Hosted by the Grampian Self Management Network, and partnered by the ALLIANCE, this full day conference will bring together a cross sector of health and social care professionals, third sector organisations and people living with long term conditions. Inputs will be focussed around skill sharing, information updates and facilitating networking, and the keynote will be provided by Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland.

Friday 11th October

Discover Digital 

Read more about the Discover Digital events on our website