Two-day programme aims to help people with long-term health conditions

Independent charity Grampian Opportunities is organising a two-day programme in Aberdeen on February 18 and 19 to help people with a long-term health conditions to find the knowledge and information to help them cope.

The ‘Self Management Awareness’ event is part of Grampian Opportunities drive to build stronger links with people and organisations in Aberdeen city. The Aberdeen programme is part of Grampian Opportunities ‘Moving Forward’ project, funded by Alliance Scotland.

Tricia McLean, ‘Moving Forward’ project coordinator at Grampian Opportunities explains the purpose of the event:

“We find that people are put off by the words ‘self management’. There is an expectation that others will tell them what to do.

“In reality ‘self management’ is about people making their own decisions and choices on how best to manage their condition at their own pace”.



Delivered by the PBC Foundation, the two-day programme will be presented at Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village, 50 Frederick Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5HY. The programme runs from 9.30am – 3 pm on both days and refreshments and lunch are included.

The interactive sessions will include videos, activities, presentations and discussions and includes the opportunity for participants to share and learn from others who are also living with long term conditions.

For more information and to book a place, contact Tricia McLean or Shona Owen at Grampian Opportunities on 01467 629675 or goconnect@grampianopportunities.org.uk. The closing date for bookings is 3pm on Monday (February 16).

Grampian Opportunities works to promote opportunities for disabled people, people with mental health problems and those with long-term conditions. The aim is to support people while they take control of their own lives.

By promoting self-belief, the ultimate goal is for them to achieve fulfilment through meaningful employment.
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