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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


The SME (self-management education) programme is available to patients who are enrolled in a GP practice in Counties Manukau and have  long term conditions including genetic, diabetes and pain specific conditions particularly Maori and Pacific patients. 

The DSME (diabetes self-management education) programme is available in Waitemata for people with diabetes (Hba1c over 64 mmol/ml) particularly Maori and Pacific patients who are at risk of complications.

Both the SME and DSME programmes support people to cope better with the challenges of their health issues. They learn tools and methods to live well and improve their condition.


Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

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. 


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 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

Languages Spoken

English, Fijian, Samoan


This is a free service and is open to anyone over 18 years old living in Counties Manukau. 

Service Types

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…


Carer support

This programme is open to carers.

Wheelchair Access



South Auckland

Contact Details

The available community programmes are currently Self-Management Education (SME) in Counties Manukau and Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) in Waitemata.

Postal Address

PO Box 105 346

This page was last updated at 3:07PM on November 27, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by ProCare - Community Services.