We are a person-centred support service for anyone living with a chronic health condition. Our free programs provide practical health and wellness support to help you live a happier, healthier life and find ways to self-manage the symptoms of living with chronic health conditions.
Self-Management for Better Health
Self-Management for Better Health is a free practical skills workshop for anyone with chronic health conditions. The program is designed to help you manage your health better and can make a real difference if you are:
- concerned about managing your health in the future
- wanting to manage your symptoms better
- not sure if your doctor and healthcare team are listening to your needs
- feeling worried or depressed because of your health issues
- lacking the energy to get through your day
- looking to speak with someone who has faced similar health issues.
Who can attend?
The workshop is for adults living with any type of chronic health condition, such as:
- lung conditions
- heart conditions
- chronic pain
Some 95% of people who have been to a workshop said they found it relevant and useful to their situation. Why not come and try it out for yourself? Family members, friends or carers are also welcome to come along.
When and where?
We are taking referrals for our free service and can provide you with useful hints, tips and information to help you self-manage your chronic health condition.
Better Health Workshops run for 2 ½ hours per week for 6 weeks with refreshments provided and our Information Sessions run for 1 hour.
Workshops and Information Sessions are held throughout the year at a variety of locations including Community Health and Neighbourhood Centres.
How do I find out more?
Call us on 4320 9416 or 4320 9417 for a friendly chat about the program or to book into a workshop near you. You can also email us at
Please read the BHSM brochure for more details.
Better Health Self-Management brochure (134 KB)
Not ready to attend in person?
You can also get support to manage your health better from:
1. Self-Management Connection Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for health and wellness hints and ideas to help you self-manage better. To register your details call us on 4320 9416 or 4320 9417 or email us at CCLHD-BetterHealthWorkshops@health.nsw.gov.au.
2. The Get Healthy Service
This free and confidential service from NSW Health offers friendly, expert advice over the phone to help you take the first steps to better health.
Phone 1300 806 258 for more information or visit
This is a free government website for safe, practical health information and advice. For videos and fact sheets on different chronic health conditions, visit
Other useful links
Self Managing and Self Management support video
Video courtesy of the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation (CCMI)