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Live Better to Feel Better!

Call: 0300 421 1623

A friendly and informal five-week programme, for three hours each week in comfortable venues across the county.

First Steps in Self Management

Self-management is about finding ways, and learning techniques, which enable you to control your long-term health condition, rather than having it control you.

Live Better to Feel Better has been designed with you in mind, to provide you with these techniques as well as the confidence and awareness to use them appropriately.


What we Do

Most people living with a long-term health condition know that life can be difficult and can seem overwhelming at times.

On our self-management programme you will meet others living with long-term conditions and explore together common symptoms you may face.

Our trained facilitators all have long-term conditions themselves, and understand these challenges and feelings. They will lead discussions about techniques that might help, and support you to put a plan together to use these in your day-to-day life.

We will help you find community resources, including support groups, or signpost to a specific course for a particular condition if that’s right for you.


Live Better to Feel Better: Sample Topics

We explore how a condition can affect your life, introduce techniques to help and describe ways to build them into your routine, including:

  • Breathing Techniques
  • Managing Low Mood
  • Getting a Good Night's Sleep
  • Working with Health Care Professionals
  • Problem-solving
  • Food Awareness
  • Being Active
  • Next Steps






ERIC is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and young people with continence problems. It also has information on toilet training.

Their website is here


The Gloucestershire Home Safety Check Scheme visits homes throughout Gloucestershire and offers free, friendly advice on any issues that they identify to minimise the risk of accidents for families with under-fives.

They can identify what safety equipment may be required, which they can also supply and fit. A wide range of items including fire guards, stair gates and window locks are provided at low cost, and there is no charge for the fitting. They also work with medical and social care professionals, charities and voluntary agencies to provide equipment free of charge to families in need.


Information about child car seats is available from Think!

First aid advice from the Red Cross is available here.


Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) offers support to anyone over the age of 16 who has or is experiencing domestic abuse. This includes those going through, or have experienced ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and dowry crime.

This is a free and confidential service and can be contacted on 0845 602 9035

Please talk to your health visitor who will be able to support you.


Family information and services have contact details and Ofsted information for all the registered child care providers in Gloucestershire. Please click here for their website.

Information on funded places for children from the age of two years old is available here


Our Trust's dental service provides NHS dental care for people in Gloucestershire who are unable to access treatment from a general dental practitioner. You can contact our dental service on 0300 421 6440

A handy guide to looking after your child’s teeth is available here.


The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death (SIDS) as well as safe sleep advice for the prevention of SIDS. You can find their website here

 A handy guide to safe sleep can be downloaded here.


Gloucestershire Care Services Health Visiting Team use the Solihull approach to advise parents when managing behaviour and parenting.

Talk to your Health Visiting and local children’s centre about the Solihull programme and information.

An evaluation of the views of over 200 parents who have taken part in the ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’ course showed that 95% of parents found the course highly satisfactory. Parents increased their knowledge of strategies and solutions for responding to children’s behaviour, they improved their interactions with their children and were better able to recognise and respond to their own and their children’s feelings.

The UNICEF guide 'Building a happy baby - Forming a relationship before and after you meet your baby' is here.