Workshop facilitated by: CHILDREN’S HEALTH SCOTLAND
Children’s Health Scotland is the leading children’s health charity in Scotland and we deliver award-winning self-management services (SMS) that support children and young people to access information, learn more about their rights, and develop skills to help them better cope with their health conditions. Come along to this workshop to find out more about the services we provide and experience first-hand a taster session.
Self-Management means improving the relationship that children and young people have with their health and wellbeing whilst building their confidence and self-esteem. We currently deliver our self-management services face-to-face (SMS:F2F) and online (SMS:CONNECT), in addition to a bespoke SMS:WHYWEIGHT in partnership with NHS Forth Valley.
Our self-management services help children and young people to access information and develop skills to help them cope better with their health condition and meet other young people living with health conditions. Self-Management does not focus on managing a specific health condition but empowers young people to manage their own health and wellbeing. Living with a long-term health condition can be overwhelming and isolating. When children and young people access our programmes they meet other young people who understand how it feels to cope with a health condition. We encourage an informal atmosphere with a mixture of activities and games to help children and young people get to know each other and have fun and cover a range of topics in the workshops including:
- What does ‘health’ mean to you?
- Living with worries
- Stress-management, relaxation and self-care
- Talking about your health with others
- Coping with change
- Healthcare rights
Come along to this workshop to find out more about our award-winning self-management services and how they are making a difference to the lives of children and young people
ABOUT CHILDREN’S HEALTH SCOTLAND
Founded in 1961, as Mother Care for Children in Hospital, Children’s Health Scotland has grown to become the leading children’s health charity in Scotland. We are the only charity dedicated to informing, promoting, and campaigning on behalf of the needs and rights of all children and young people with health conditions and we work directly with children, young people, and their families, carers, educators, and health professionals. More specifically we support children and young people with a range of long-term health conditions.