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Improving carers' health and wellbeing

The Self Management for Life Carers course is about carers making time to look after their own health and wellbeing. It aims to help them develop self-management skills to take more control of their situation and lead fuller lives.

Programmes are delivered by fully-trained peer tutors who have experience of being a carer themselves and have previously attended a self management uk course.

Carers learn new skills to help them cope with their caring situation and develop their confidence to self-manage. The programme also helps carers develop more effective relationships with health and social care professionals.

We work in partnership with commissioners and healthcare professionals to identify carers who will benefit most from self-management support and deliver the best outcomes.

Programme Information


This programme is aimed at carers looking after people with a long-term condition

Course Type:

6 week course • 3 hours per week • Up to 16 participants

Benefits to Patients:

  • Feel more confident in your role as a carer
  • Learn skills and techniques to manage day-to-day challenges
  • Communicate better with healthcare professionals
  • Improve your own health and wellbeing
  • Socialise and share your experience with other carers

Benefits to Commissioners:

Carers who self-manage are less likely to develop health problems as a result of their caring situation. Carers who look after their own health may be able to continue caring for longer
so that those they care for are less likely to need long-term/specialised care