The University of Victoria – Self-Management BC now offers an evidence-based Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. This program is funded by the BC Ministry of Health and offered at no cost to participants.
The 6-week confidential program is available to BC/Yukon adults with all levels of computer skills, who are experiencing long-term health conditions (such as arthritis, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, diabetes, etc.) Family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well. This program helps people with chronic conditions:
- Understand and learn ways to manage symptoms
- Get started making lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and being more active
- Communicate effectively with their health care team
- Make daily tasks easier
- Take action and live a healthier life
The online program does not conflict with existing programs or treatment – it is designed to enhance regular treatment and disease-specific education. For more information or to register for this program, please visit http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/onlinechronicdiseaseprogram