Supported Self Management

Take Control is a self management programme (SMP) delivered by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Take Control programmes are delivered across Calderdale for people living with one or more long term health condition. Recent participants have included people with Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, other neurological conditions,  heart conditions, Diabetes, ME, and respiratory conditions. 

Take Control programmes are available across Calderdale in various community venues including Todmodern, Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Brighouse. 


Useful Links





 Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

 Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group

 Calderdale Council

 Gateway to Care






 Pain Toolkit

 Arthritis UK



 Multiple Sclerosis



 MS Society

 NHS Choices






 The Stroke Association

 NHS Choices

 Survivors of Stroke (Better Living Service)



 Parkinson’s Disease



 Parkinson’s UK

 NHS Choices






 Diabetes UK

 NHS Choices



 Heart Failure



 British Heart Foundation

 NHS Choices



 Emotional Impacts



 South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust

 Healthy Minds Calderdale



 CHFT Services



 Physiotherapy Outpatients


 Take Control of your Pain – Self Management Programme


Disclaimer: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the content of the external websites listed. The links are provided for convenience purposes only.

How to Book on a Course

The courses are for people living in Calderdale who have a long term health condition. They are run in Halifax, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

Further Supported Self-Management courses are planned.  The details of these along with the booking arrangements will be added here once they are confirmed.

If you would like any more information in the meantime, please send an email to

How Courses are Delivered

The course is delivered:

  • In a relaxed and friendly environment with refreshments provided
  • Over one morning or afternoon per week for seven weeks
  • By an experienced health professional and a valued volunteer, who themselves are living with a long term condition
  • For a group of people with similar long term conditions
  • In a discussion based way without any physical activity

What You Could Gain From Attending a Take Control Course

The course:

  • Should be enjoyable and helpful to you
  • Aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of your condition
  • Aims to build your knowledge, skills and confidence to manage your condition more effectively
  • Will give you the opportunity to problem solve with other people in similar situations
  • Has been proven to work by national research carried out on the behalf of The Health Foundation
  • Will give you the chance to learn about and use new tools and techniques
  • Gives you an approach to get the most out of your health appointments