MUHC self-management program Fall 2014
You live with a chronic disease? MUHC wants to help. Register for the self-management program this fall!
Registration is open for the MUHC’s My Toolbox Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for the
September and November 2014 sessions.
Register now for the September and November sessions of ‘My Toolbox’, the highly successful MUHC chronic disease self-management program! Workshops begin mid-September and early November, 2014. My Toolbox offers free 6-week workshops designed to help people learn the skills to live well with chronic health conditions including asthma, arthritis, chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, etc. The workshops emphasize coping strategies and practical skills such as: how to manage symptoms, work and communicate effectively with the health care team, reduce pain and fatigue, manage negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, frustration and depression, and get started with exercise and healthy eating. More than 1900 people have registered for this evidence-based program since its inception at the MUHC in 2007.
Registration is now open to anyone living with a chronic health condition. Family members or health professionals caring for persons with chronic health conditions are also welcome to register.
We run two workshops in either English or French: Self-Management for Chronic Disease, or Chronic Pain. Locations vary from downtown to other neighbourhoods depending on our community partners (i.e. West Island, Westmount, etc.). They run weekly for six consecutive weeks, last two and a half hours, and are given at varying times of the day.
This is a structured course and each week different material is presented. Each workshop has 10 to 12 participants. Certified trained volunteers living with a chronic illness themselves facilitate the workshops.