The MHF is a partner in the annual Self Care Week. This year's has just passed but I have been catching up on an interesting project at York Uni.
The Self-Man research looks at the fundamental questions on how men with long term conditions manage their health. It asks: How effective, accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long-term conditions?
I spoke with Dr Paul Geldas at York who is leading the research with a team spread across universities in Glasgow, Manchester and York. It is well underway too, here's yesterday's update:
Looking forward to the first meeting with PPI representatives for @NIHRSelfMan this afternoon - thinking about dissemination already.
— Paul Galdas (@PaulGaldas) November 25, 2013
This is no small project. It's funded by the National Institute for Health Research.
This is all good news but raises the question: why has no-one done this before?