Supporting behaviour change is one of the critical components of self-management support and needs more time and focus by all health providers.
As the population ages, so does the demand on healthcare increase. The role of healthcare staff in helping people stay well and look after their own health has become a critical part of managing this growing demand. This will often involve helping people change their behaviour.
Behaviour change skills are an essential part of people’s self-management ability and therefore an important component of self-management support.