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Central West Self-Management Program
Peel Memorial Centre
20 Lynch Street - 2.D.248
Brampton ON L6W 2Z8
Local: 905-863-2574
Toll Free: 1-844-643-7393

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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions:

What is the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program?

Developed by Stanford University, the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program helps people with chronic health conditions better manage their symptoms and daily lives. The program individuals and their families with information and practical skills and tools to manage their health and provides information designed to increase confidence and motivation to manage the challenges when living with chronic health conditions. The workshop does not conflict with other programs or treatment and is designed to enhance regular treatment. No referral is needed.


Who should attend the workshop?

Adults living with chronic health conditions, as well as their family, friends and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. The program is available in English, French and some South Asian Languages.


What does it cost to attend?

FREE to all! Participants receive a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book.


How long is the workshop?

Participant’s meet once a week for 2.5 hours over 6 weeks.

Who leads the workshop?

The workshop is led by two trained volunteer leaders, who are often living with chronic conditions themselves.


What happens in a workshop?

Participants are encouraged to take an active role in workshops by setting weekly goals and sharing progress in meeting goals.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • ·         Healthy Eating
  • ·         Starting and Maintaining Exercise
  • ·         Pain and Fatigue Management
  • ·         Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • ·         Medication Management
  • ·         Decision Making, Planning and Problem Solving


Download the overview.


What participants have said about the workshop?

“Great Workshop. Great instructors. Great Company. We learned a lot! Living a Healthy Life gave us a new way of looking at life one more time. Taught us how to incorporate action plans and deal with our chronic pain condition. We renewed and refreshed in our thinking and how to bring more joy in our healthy life. Great motivation!”

“The book is a great source of information on daily living (with chronic conditions).”


To attend an upcoming Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop, register NOW!