The a better Ü programme was formed as part of the national pioneer incentive with the aim of improving health and wellbeing amongst the community. The programme is designed to discuss health profiles in South Tyneside and challenge the traditional relationships between patients and health care providers. On the course we discuss what self-care looks like, barriers to managing our health and what we can do to engage our community in healthy practice. Initially rolled out in the Hebburn area the programme is now available throughout South Tyneside.

• Scene Setting workshops – designed for professionals and members of the public
• Skills training – specialised for professionals working in health and social care

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Contact information

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Course duration

The courses range from 2 to 4 hours.

Who is the training aimed at

The training is aimed at everyone within South Tyneside who wants to know more about self-care for themselves or the people around them.

Training outcomes

By the end of the Scene Setting workshops people will • Have an understanding of self-care in South Tyneside • Be more aware of community assets which can improve health and wellbeing • Understand more about how we can engage in self-care • Develop the skills to feel confident in self-care By the end of the Skills training professionals will • Have simple tools and skills to support conversation change • Use a change method that is proven to work• Facilitate additional learning for those participants interested

Training method

Face to face

Cost of training

The training is free for those working and/or living in South Tyneside.

Is the training accredited


Does the training provide credits for continued professional development


Which other courses does the organisation run

Change4Life, Stockton Substance Misuse Programme & bespoke health and lifestyle training.