Sunday, 1 June 2014

Self Management Week 2014 - "doing good does you good " - ways to get involved

The ALLIANCE is looking forward to celebrating this year’s Self Management Week which will take place the week beginning Monday 29th September.
The aim of the week is to promote Self Management throughout Scotland: what it is, how it works in practice and how it benefits those living with long term conditions. Self Management Week 2014 will draw on the My Condition My Terms My Life campaign, the Self Management Impact Fund projects, and other self management work that is happening across the Third Sector, Health and Social Care.


Last year we celebrated throughout the week the theme of physical activity. With Scotland hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 15,000 people volunteering as Clyde-siders during the games we follow on nicely to the theme of volunteering for 2014.
The Self Management Campaign is part of Legacy 2014and volunteering your time provides a superb pathway to learning, training and employment as well as a great tool to self-management provoking increased skills, self-esteem and well-being.

The Awards

The ALLIANCE Self Management Awards reward good practice and promote a range of innovative self management work from all over Scotland. The categories this year are:  
  • Self Management Project of the Year
  • Self Management Champion of the Year
  • Self Management Partnership of the Year
  • Best Self Management Resource
  • Self Management Supporting Health Board of the Year
  • Outstanding Volunteering Achievement of the Year (person/project)
If you know an organisation, project or individual who goes the extra mile to support people to manage their long term condition better why not nominate them for the 2014 Self Management Awards? The deadline for submission is 5pm, Friday 1 August 2014.

How to get involved

Find out about how you can get involved in Self Management Week 2014.
V is for volunteering Twitter #SelfManagement Campaign
  • Do you volunteer as part of your self management or support other people to self manage? Why not take a photo about what volunteering means to you and share it on Twitter using the #selfmanagement hash tag. Find out more about how to get involved.
Host an event and celebrate the people who volunteer with you
  • The ALLIANCE has a team of eager social reporters who would be happy to come and report from your event
  • Or why not invite a member of the ALLIANCE team to come along and shadow your volunteers for a day? 
Would you like to volunteer with the ALLIANCE during Self Management Week
  • Would you be interested in joining the ALLIANCE team for a day or two during Self Management Week and find out more about what we do?  

If you are thinking about planning activities or want to find out how to get involved during Self Management Week get in touch to see how we can support. 

Get in touch

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland 
349 Bath Street, Glasgow 
G2 4AA 
0141 404 0231 

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