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Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme

What is the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP)?

CDSMP is a Self-Management Resource Centre (SMRC) programme originally developed at Stanford University to help people manage their chronic conditions.

You receive peer support, learn self-management and problem-solving strategies, set your own goals and make personalised step-by-step plans.

If you have one or more chronic conditions, or are caring for someone with these conditions, this programme is for you.

What is a chronic condition?

Chronic diseases are broadly defined as conditions which are long term and require on-going medical care and lifestyle changes to manage and control.

Examples include diabetes, high cholesterol, lung disease, heart disease, arthritis, stroke, backache, hypertension and obesity.

These conditions can lead to serious health complications if they are not managed properly.

What can you expect from CDSMP?

The programme is run in small-group workshops (in person / virtual) spanning across six weeks for about 2.5 hours per weekly session.

Sessions are interactive and focus on building skills, sharing experiences and providing support for both patients and care-givers.

In this six-week programme, you will learn about:

  • Self-management techniques to mitigate symptoms such as difficult emotions, fatigue and pain
  • Making healthier food choices
  • The principles of exercising and how it improves health
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and healthcare professionals
  • How to evaluate new treatments and understand medication choices
  • Problem solving skills and decision making strategies
  • Making an action plan

NTFGH CDSMP brochure (PDF, 137 KB)

NTFGH CDSMP poster (PDF, 912 KB)

Contact Information

For registration and enquiries, please get in touch via the following:


6716 5615
(Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holidays, 9am - 5.30pm)


[email protected]

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