Improving Health: My Way

People who have health problems share similar challenges every day. The Improving Health: My Way Program consists of group sessions which are designed to help individuals with chronic conditions manage their health, and maintain active and fulfilling lives, despite the challenges associated with their chronic disease. Chronic diseases are health conditions you live with long term. People who have chronic conditions(s) can attend the sessions with a family member, friend or a support person of their choice.

Who is this program for? 

 

Any adult who has a chronic (ongoing) health condition including among others:

 

Plus anyone who cares for/supports someone with a chronic condition also may attend.

 

What will I learn?

In the program, you will learn how to:

  • Manage fatigue or tiredness

  • Learn how to eat healthier

  • Deal with frustration, depression, pain, or isolation

  • Start to become more active and/or maintain an exercise program

  • Develop problem solving skills

  • Communicate with family, friends, health care providers

  • Get more out of life

How much does the program cost?

 

It's free! People who take the course also receive a book called "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" at no cost.

When is the program?

This program is scheduled to take place in different communities at different times. People who take part will attend six group sessions that last 2.5 hours each. The sessions may be in the weekday/evening or on the weekend.  Contact the coordinator and we'll let you know when the next course in your area is.

Where will it be offered?

Improving Health: My Way workshops will be held in different communities throughout Central Newfoundland.

How do I register for this program?

Call the Self-Management Coordinator at (709) 256-5690 or speak with your primary health care provider and ask them to will refer you. If you prefer, you can email the program at selfmanagement@centralhealth.nl.ca

You can be a workshop leader!

We are looking for people with long term health conditions who are motivated to help themselves and want to assist others to learn how to manage their health conditions. Training is free, no prior teaching experience is necessary; you must attend four full days of training.

Want more information about the program or leaders training? Call us at (709) 256-5690 or email selfmanagement@centralhealth.nl.ca

Upcoming Sessions:

 

Resources

Improving Health Workshop Brochure

Improving Health Workshop Information Sheet

Workshop Leader Brochure

 

​Other Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: