Wareham Surgery

Streche Road, Wareham, BH20 4PG

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Self-Management Coach

SELF-MANAGEMENT COACHING – if you are over 18 and have a long-term health condition, or are a carer for someone with a health condition

Managing life with a health condition isn’t always easy. We know that understanding and keeping track of medications, treatments, tests and appointments with healthcare professionals is important, but also that a health condition affects our emotions, how we feel about ourselves, our social life, hobbies and day to day routines at home. Feeling confident managing all of that can be a challenge.

At Wareham Surgery we have a self-management coach who is part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and self-management coaches can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.

The self-management coach is there to support people with health conditions to feel more confident, and have lots of experience talking about a whole range of subjects, e.g.:

    • managing pain and fatigue
    • preparing for appointments
    • accessing information to understand conditions and treatments
    • feeling more confident getting out and about
    • building a network of support around you
    • accepting and coming to terms with having a health condition

Our self-management coach is based here at Wareham Surgery once a week on a Wednesday morning, and is part of our team here to support you. Lots of patients and their carers say how hard it is when healthcare professionals only have ten minutes, but self-management coaches have up to 45 minutes for each session to listen to you and support you.

Sessions with our self-management coach might be for you if you…


    • don’t feel very confident about coping with your health condition
    • would like the chance to talk to someone for more than 10 minutes who is focused on seeing you as a whole person. 

To ask for a referral, please contact any member of staff at Wareham Surgery

    • This free confidential service is for anyone over the age of 18 who has a health condition or is a carer. The self-management coach has up to six session of 45 minutes with you. These sessions are held here at Wareham Surgery.
    • Your GP, practice nurse or any member of the reception team can refer you to see the self-management coach, so if you are interested in this, please mention it one of the team at Wareham Surgery.

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