Supporting self-management: a guide to enabling behaviour change for health and wellbeing using person and community centred approaches

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Burd, Hannah; Hallsworth, Michael
Date of publication
7 September 2016
Health Services, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This guide outlines how the science of behaviour can help people to self-manage their health and wellbeing.

It uses the EAST framework to organise ideas and examples. The core message of EAST is that if you want to encourage a behaviour, you should make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely.

The guide features a number of low-tech, pragmatic and manageable activities which can increase the spread of person- and community-centred health and wellbeing programmes.

It is part of the NHS England-funded 'Realising the Value' programme, which seeks to develop person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing.

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