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My Health My Community

​My Health My Community aims to help people to reach their full potential by ensuring they have the confidence, skills and knowledge to improve and manage their health and wellbeing. 
 
It is open to patients, carers and professionals who want to know more about long term conditions, mainly focusing on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, stroke and end of life.  

About My Health My Community

A range of initiatives sit under the My Health My Community 'umbrella'. This includes:

Health and Wellbeing College

The Health and Wellbeing College launched on 4 July 2016.  

It offers a range of recovery-focused educational courses, aimed at supporting people to recognise their potential and make the most of their talents and resources, through self-management.

Following a successful first semester, the college now offers courses to cover a mix of mental and physical health topics and life skills.

This will help people to deal with any health challenges they may experience and achieve the things they want in life.

The college is now recruiting students for the spring term, which will run from May until July 2017.

To find out more, visit www.mhmc.penninecare.nhs.uk/HWCollege or view the prospectus here.

You can also contact the college team at the following details:

• Telephone: 0161 716 2666
• Email: hwcollege.penninecare@nhs.net
• Facebook: @Health and Wellbeing College

Children’s type 1 diabetes app and website

Children’s diabetes nurses from Bury, Oldham and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale have helped to develop a website and app that will help children with type 1 diabetes to monitor their condition and support them to self-manage. 
 
Parents, children and young people have been involved throughout the development of site and app, called Sugar3 (cubed), to ensure it meets their needs.  It includes a number of features such as educational modules, remote consultation with nurses and appointment booking. 

Further details are available at www.sugar3.nhs.uk

Children's asthma app

Much like Sugar3, the asthma app will support children to better manage their condition. It is currently being developed with health professionals and children who have asthma, to ensure it meets their needs.  It will be launched soon.

Further information 

If you would like to know more about the project get in touch at the following details:

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