Greater Manchester community of practice events

Thu, 9 February 2017

On 24 January, our Greater Manchester peer support and supported self-management communities of practice met together to further explore their previously developed priorities, receive updates, share challenges, develop solutions, and network.

We had two guest speakers, Mike Wild, CEO, Macc and Ruth Rosselson, Resilience Co-ordinator, Manchester Mind. Mike provided an update on Devo Manc and how the process has worked with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) so far. He also included a ‘call to action’ for the VCS – to be found on the final slide of his presentation (download from the bottom of this page).

Ruth Rosselson presented on her journey so far in the development, delivery and evaluation of Building a Healthy Future project. This is a six-week course that aimed to improve the wellbeing, resilience, and confidence to self-manage of people with heart conditions, diabetes, and arthritis, funded by the Department of Health’s Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development fund (IESD). She highlighted the challenges and achievements, which many other members in the room could relate to and learn from.