Do you have chronic pain, breathing problems or anxiety?

Stress

If you have a long term health condition, why not sign up to ‘My Health Tools’, a new online tool to help people manage their health.

My Health Tools can support you to manage the impact of your long term health condition through practical information, tools and skills.

1 in 4 local people live with long term conditions like diabetes, asthma and long term pain. Managing a long term condition can be challenging, but with the right help and support, it is possible to learn to self-manage a condition and lead a better quality of life.

My Health Tools helps you to manage your needs, monitor your condition and begin to feel more in control – through trustworthy information and resources and the opportunity to access extra support.

My Health Tools could help you:

• Feel in control of your life
• Increase your confidence in managing your health condition
• Find new ways to best manage your health condition
• Access support and skills that meet your needs

My health tools uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, that encourage you to make decisions, look at how you can change and helps you achieve measurable goals.

Sarah Muckle, Acting Director of Public Health, who leads the My Health Tools project for Kirklees Council said:

At Kirklees we are really excited about My Health Tools and working with our residents in a different way, supporting them to make more informed choices about their own health. Research has shown that self-management of care works; and with My Health Tools users can draw on a wide range of support and advice whenever they need it, 24-hours a day.”

Cllr Viv Kendrick, our Cabinet Member for Prevention and Early Intervention added:

My Health Tools can help people regain control of their lives, while living with a long term health condition. It can support you to assess your needs, develop self-care skills, set goals and make informed lifestyle choices.”

More info

If you have any questions you can get in touch with Sharron McMahon or Julie Hunneybell.

sharron.mcmahon@kirklees.gov.uk

julie.hunneybell@kirklees.gov.uk

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