Self Management Programme


What are Self Management Programmes?

Self management programmes (SMPs) are available for adults living with a long-term health condition, anxiety and/or depression, or for those in a caring role. SMPs aim to improve your quality of life by giving you confidence, skills and information to help manage your long-term condition or caring role better on a daily basis.

The programmes are FREE and run for 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks.

Dudley Mind’s Self Management Programmes run all year round at The Carlisle Centre, Stourbridge, DY8 1SP. Each course takes place once a week, for 6 weeks and is tutored by trained volunteers who themselves are living with a long term health condition.

Topics include:

  • Getting a good nights sleep
  • Coping with difficult emotions/depression
  • Relaxation techniques and exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with friends and family and health professionals
  • Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness

By taking part in a programme you will:

  • Learn new skills to manage your health condition
  • Develop confidence in the daily management of your specific condition
  • Meet others and share similar experiences
  • Learn how to develop more effective relationships with healthcare professionals

If you are interested in taking part in one of Dudley Mind’s Self Management Programmes please contact Simon at the Dudley Mind Head Office on 01384 442938 or by email

Dudley Mind’s next available Self Management course will be starting on Tuesday the 19th of September 2017 at the Carlisle Centre, Stourbridge, DY8 1SP, 10:30 – 1:00pm. 

For more information about the Self Management Programme please visit the Self Management Programme website here.

Below are a few quotes taken from letters of recommendation that two participants (Steve and David) wrote for us after completing the Self Management Programme.


“I found the course facilitators excellent communicators delivering the information in a relaxed manner. The course handbook contains a fantastic amount of material concerning health and wellbeing in many areas, and I know will be a good source of information in the future.”

“I wish I had completed the course 20 years ago. The Tutors Rachel, Jazz and Michelle (along with Simon’s help) have been great on the course. The content of the course has been excellent.”

“The activities I have undertaken from the course have and will continue to be life changing in a very positive manner and will help me manage the challenges, especially after my medication ceases. Regular cardio exercise, action plans, good diet, good sleep, tools to recognize and manage the symptoms, relaxation techniques, etc have been no more than life changing.”

“The key is to break the symptom cycle which I am doing now and will continue to do in the future.”


Course dates 2017 – 2018
(Generic courses are for anyone with a long term health condition)

Times and dates may vary and some course dates may be cancelled 

Anxiety & Depression – Carlisle Centre 10:30am 1:00pm
19th of September 2017 – 24th of October 2017 

Generic – Carlisle Centre 10:00am 12:30pm
6th of November – 11th of December 2017 

Anxiety & DepressionCarlisle Centre 10:30am 1:00pm
7th of November 2017 – 12th of December 2017  

Anxiety & Depression – Carlisle Centre 10:30am  1:00pm
9th of January 2018 – 13th of February 2018