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Welcome to Talking Health Taking Action: Your One Stop Shop for Self-Management Support

Talking Health

Get a Life, Not a Label

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    • See What People Say About Working With Us

      ''Excellent trainers - fun, passionate, knowledgeable''

    • Health Coaching Training

      ''Empowered us to work with patients in a positive way''

    • Tutor Training

      Being held in February 2020 (20th, 21st and 24th, 25th)

    • Self-management as part of an Integrated Care Solution

      Download a discussion paper by Talking Health and the Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities.

    • Michelle's Story

      Watch Michelle's self-management journey

    • Social Prescribing

      Download our free, easy to read and concise commissioning guide and make self-management part of your social prescribing portfolio.

    • Self-Management and Me

      Watch this short video of Professor Kate Lorig talking about her work …. it’s awesome!

    • Tutor Supervision

      Bespoke Tutor support and supervision now available

    • Purchase your licence today!

      Any organisation delivering, or planning to deliver Self-Management Resource Centre (SMRC) programmes can purchase a licence here.

    • Discounted Course Books

      Buy copies of Self Management of Long Term Health Conditions, 3rd Edition, 2014 for only £12.98.

    • Important News

      Important news from Kate Lorig and the Stanford Patient Education Center

    • Reducing Emergency Admissions

      Effective self-managers have fewer emergency admissions and fewer attendances at A&E

Talking Health Taking Action

We are a small not for profit company with a passion for supporting organisations develop self-management programmes that enable people living with long term conditions to take back control of their lives.


To find out about the 4 steps required to start delivering evidence based self-management programme interventions click the More button.


About Us

About Us - Talking Health

Talking Health Taking Action was founded by Jane Cooper-Neville and Jean Thompson, MBE in 2011. The story didn't start there though ...

What We Do

What We Do - Talking Health

We help make the House of Care a reality by working with organisations to help them build capacity to support people develop self-management confidence, skills and knowledge.

Self-Management Resource Centre (SMRC)

Self-Management Resource Centre

After more than 30 years, the Stanford Patient Education Research Center is closing and moving off campus ....

SMRC Coordinators' Network

What People Say About Working With Us - Talking Health

The SMRC Coordinators' Network supports providers of SMRC programmes across the UK & beyond

Talking Health Customers

Scrolling below are a wide range of the customers that we work with. Click any of the logos to visit their website.

  • Barnet Federateed GPs Logo
  • Bassetlaw Logo
  • BME Logo
  • City Health Partnership Logo
  • Dudley Mind Logo
  • Dudley Stroke Association Logo
  • EPP Cymru Logo
  • EPP Harrow Logo
  • Guys and St Thomas Logo
  • Living Well Logo
  • The Carers Resource Logo
  • Versus Arthritis Logo
  • Yorkshire NHS Logo

For additional information on the range of services we provide please contact us

Contact Details

Freephone 0800 678 5638

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