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Why is self management valuable?

Life can be better with self management.  Being told you have a condition for which there may be no cure can be devastating.  Individuals respond in individual ways.  It can often have a profound impact on a person’s well-being and self-esteem.

People try to cope as best they can with the support they have.  But frequently they do not have the information or skills to manage their condition well.  It is often difficult to make well informed decisions about their life; let alone make plans for the future.

Together with health professionals and others who provide support, self management can helps people to make decisions that are right for their life.

ALLIANCE Scotland - Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland