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Self-Management Program

The Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program (WWSMP) role is to coordinate self-management programs that support individuals and their caregivers in the region living with or at risk of developing chronic diseases. The role also includes providing self-management support training, education and mentoring to healthcare providers.

The WWSMP is one of 14 programs in the province, each aligned with their respective Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

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Self-Management Description

Self-management is defined as the active, engaged participation of individuals in achieving their best health and wellness. This involves gaining the confidence, knowledge and skills to manage physical, social and emotional aspects of life in partnership with healthcare providers and community supports.

Self-management support is the range of organizational, community and healthcare provider strategies to elicit and support the active participation of individuals in achieving their best health and wellness.

Programs for Individuals

The WWSMP offers free evidence-based programs that are delivered by certified peer leaders and/or trained health care providers to provide self-management support and guidance to individuals and families. Examples of programs offered to individuals are:

  • Take Charge
  • Craving Change
  • Better Sleep
  • Dial it Down - Relaxation and Stress Management
  • For the full list of programs,descriptions and upcoming dates, click here.
Programs for Health Care Providers

The WWSMP supports health care providers in enhancing their self-management knowledge, skill and patient care. This is accomplished through both the website resources and educational opportunities offered throughout the region. Examples of programs available to health care providers are:

  • Moving Towards Change with Dr. Michael Vallis
  • Choices and Changes
  • Basic Motivational Interviewing
  • For the full list of programs, descriptions and upcoming dates, click here.