This Briefing argues that specialist assessment and treatment, whilst important, represent only a small part of what mental health services do and that far more is needed if people are to participate as equal citizens in economic, social and family life and do the things they value. It argues that a more educational approach, that complements traditional treatment approaches, is central to driving recovery-focused organisational change.
This series of resources were developed by Calderdale & Husddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to promote and provide information about their 'Take Control' course for patients with long term pain. The materials provide examples that other can use to help them develop their own local materials.
This case study describes how the team at Whittington Health, as part of their work on the Health Foundation's Co-creating Health programme, developed a systematic approach to working with GP practices to recruit patients to attend the Patient Skills Programme.
This brief case study describes how South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust, as part of their work with the Health Foundation's Co-creating Health programme, encouraged members of clinical teams to train as trainers for the Patient Skills Programme. This was intended to build self-management support skills, enthusiasm and capacity within teams.
This short booklet was developed by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as part of their work on the Health Foundation’s Co-creating Health programme.
The booklet explains how the self-management course can help people with diabetes, what is involved, and who can take part. It provides a model for others interested in promoting their own self-management course.
QISMET is an independent body developed to support self-management providers and commissioners to achieve the highest possible quality service for people living with long-term health conditions.
It has developed a searchable database of individuals and organisations who provide training and education in self-management across the UK.
The Health Foundation developed a training programme (the Patient Skills Programme) for patients to enable people to better manage their own health.
The materials from the programme are available to download:
Self management for chronic knee pain: using group physiotherapy to teach exercises and coping strategies
This ‘proven case study’ sets out how work to improve the management of chronic joint pain by implementing a group rehabilitation programme that integrated education, self-management and exercise, led to better clinical outcomes, cost benefits, improved quality of care and patient experience.
Developed by the Health Foundation as part of its Co-creating Health programme to explore how to implement self-management support, this report, published in 2009, explores effective methods of engaging communities with self management support, bringing together work from a rapid review of research and current practice.