Living Better, Self-Management Resources

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October 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Don’t let an ongoing health condition rule your life!  

Living Better was developed by a team of researchers at Stanford University. Every workshop is led by two trained Leaders who are Volunteers and Health Workers often living with a chronic health condition themselves.
Self-management programs increase the ideas and “tools” you have to manage your own health. Self-management: ‘involves [the person with the chronic disease] engaging in activities that protect and promote health, monitoring and managing the symptoms and signs of illness, managing the impact of illness on functioning, emotions and interpersonal relationships and adhering to treatment regimes.’
(Centre for Advancement of Health, 1996)


Living Better is a 6 weeks course that meets for 2.5 hours week, at the same place and time.
• Get support from people like you who are living with ongoing health conditions
• Learn relaxation and other strategies to deal with pain, fatigue and frustration
• Discover how healthy eating can improve your condition
• Create an exercise program that works for you
• Understand new treatment choices
• Explore how to talk with your doctor and family about your health.


Research has found that people who complete a Chronic Self-Management program similar to Living Better:
• Feel healthier and have a better quality of life
• Experience fewer sick days and days in depression
• Are better able to manage symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, pain, stress, and sleep problems
• Are more physically active
• Improve communication with their doctors
• Take medications as prescribed
• Feel more confident when completing medical forms.

How do you find out more? 

Attend one of the following FREE information sessions:


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Where:  SEEDS Newcastle. Address to be provided after registration.


• 6 Weeks program start on 03/10/2018 at 5:30pm.
• Cost $60 plus booking fee.

Pay FULL PROGRAM 6 weeks to Start on 03/ 10/2018                                                                      (You will be redirected to our ticket system Eventbrite)

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October 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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