Self-management and self-care are crucial skills people with either a physical or mental condition or a carer need.

On average, people living with a health condition spend just 3 hours per year with their health care team; the rest of the time they are managing day to day life with that condition or their own – or caring for themselves or self-managing.

Self-management encourages you to:
- find out more about your condition
- learn new skills and tools to help you manage your health
- work better, and in partnership, with your health care professionals
- take charge of your health care and choose what is right for you
- get support from other people in a similar situation to you

Self-management is suitable no matter your long-term health condition (s); asthma, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, and more.