Self-Management Skills (Children’s Health Care Scotland)

Who is this for?

  • All children and young people (aged 9 – 17) living anywhere in Scotland with a health condition.


Children’s Health Scotland offers a Self-Management Service for children and young people with long-term health conditions. The Self-Management Service is a Programme of face-to-face workshops and is available for children and young people living in, or able to travel to, the Lothians.

Self-Management means improving the relationship that you have with your health and wellbeing and building your confidence and self-esteem. We will support you to access information and develop skills to cope with your health condition and meet other young people living with health conditions. Self-Management does not focus on managing a specific health condition but empowers young people to manage their own health and wellbeing.

We will meet in Edinburgh once a week for six-weeks. Groups will have between six and ten people your age, and two coaches will work with each group. Our final session is always a fun social activity! This can be an indoor activity, such as bowling or crazy golf, or an outdoor activity, like climbing or a beach BBQ!

How do I access this?

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Online

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

Michelle Wilson
22 Laurie Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7AB

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Professional Referral Form
(182.96 KB pdf)

Self Referral Form
(181.35 KB pdf)

SMS Connect Poster
(765.61 KB pdf)

F2F Poster
(965.55 KB pdf)

Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Long term conditions/disabilities

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