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Table 3 Health promotion case example 1: Self-management strategies

From: Improving care and wellness in bipolar disorder: origins, evolution and future directions of a collaborative knowledge exchange network

Self-management strategies It is now widely recognized that self-management strategies (the decisions and actions an individual takes to cope with or improve their health) are critical for living well with chronic mental health conditions (e.g.,[32]). Indeed, Accreditation Canada’s ‘Standard’s for Mental Health Services’[33] require support for self-management and it is likely that a chronic care model rather than a treatment model is optimal for a waxing and waning condition such as BD[21, 34].
  CREST.BD has generated knowledge[8, 15, 24] on effective self-management strategies for people living well (with BD, identifying five key issues of importance:
  1) Self-management strategies;
  2) Sense of self/identity;
  3) Social support;
  4) Personal growth; and
  5) Addressing internalized-stigma.
  As one component of its CIHR Knowledge to Action grant, the network has worked with peer-researchers to co-produce a series of general audience summaries and workshop modules describing these research findings to disseminate nationally.