ProCare works closely with the Franklin community to develop self-management education programmes that meet the needs of the region's diverse population - including Maori, Pacific and Asian.
Generic, diabetes and pain specific programmes are available for people with long-term health conditions.
Put some LIFE back into your LIFE!
Do you, or someone you care for, have an on-going health problem such as diabetes, asthma, respiratory disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, at risk of diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, depression, anxiety, arthritis or any other health problem?
Find out what you can do to keep yourself or your loved ones well by coming along to the My Health Our LIFE programme. Recommended by doctors and led by health professionals and peer leaders, this is one of the most useful and practical courses you can attend.
What people are saying about the LIFE programmes
“I am so glad for the opportunity to participate in such a positive, well run programme and would encourage anyone with a chronic condition to attend a course in their area should the opportunity arise…. [white board sessions] helped us bond together…we reached out to each other between classes…a shared phone call, meeting for a cuppa….Ka pai!!! ” – VN
“At first I thought this was just another Ra Ra feel good programme. I thought it would be a complete waste of time….I realised there are others in the same predicament as myself, people who were struggling just like me….With the support from the tutors, the knowledge given from this course and the camaraderie from the group I think this programme is a life saviour for all who attended….I will now sadly miss the weekly meetings.” – BM
“I was very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be involved in the course…we have been given the tools to take care of our own health, we have been shown how to carry on with our normal activities, and also how to manage the emotional side to our health…..we can make a difference to help ourselves moving forward” – LH
18+ years old, Older adult
How do I access this service?
Self referrals are accepted otherwise you can be referred by a health professional e.g. practice nurse, doctor or physiotherapist.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Course times vary.
Group sessions can be organised in the evenings or weekends.
Please contact our self-management team on (09)3547770 or 021 222 1014 or
DSME team on 021 245 8186 or
Education and training
- Life skills
- Skills courses
LIFE topics include:
Working with your doctor and other health professionals
Medication “ how to’s”
Keeping active to regain strength and energy
Relaxation and stress management techniques
Dealing with negative emotions…
This programme is open to carers.
This is a free service and is open to anyone over 18 years old living in Counties Manukau.
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This page was last updated at 11:55AM on November 7, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by ProCare - Community Services.