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

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Get a Life, Not a Label

Latest News

    • **NEW** Virtual CDSMP Tutor Training

      6th January - 17th February 2022

    • **NEW** Virtual Assessor Training

      2-day training on 30th November & 7th December 2021

    • UK CDSMP Tutor Manual (2020)

      Download order form to purchase the UK CDSMP Tutor Manual (2020)


    • Virtual Delivery Guidance

      Download latest guidance from SMRC on virtual delivery of community courses and training (November 2020)

    • NHSE Supported Self-Management Summary Guide

      Download this excellent guide for organisations leading local implementation of supported self-management 

    • See What People Say About Working With Us

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

    • 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.

    • Order new UK handbook

      Order copies of new participant handbook Living a Healthy Life with Long-Term Conditions (UK 4th edition)

    • 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

There are now two ways for providers of SMRC interventions across the UK to continue to support people living with long-term conditions to effectively self-manage whilst face-to-face courses are cancelled.  Click here for more info.

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

We facilitate the development of local supported self-management education programmes for people living with long term conditions and their carers.

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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