Get Better Together

Take control of your health with a workshop designed to help Manitobans with ongoing health conditions. Others living with health issues who understand the challenges of managing symptoms, medications and health care needs, lead these workshops. Build your confidence to manage better through group support and discussion of topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, communication and pain management.

Build your confidence to better manage your health with the support of others. Feel free to bring a friend, family member or other support to the sessions.

The Stanford model

Get Better Together is based on a program model developed by the Patient Education Research Center and Stanford University. People who participated in the Stanford program reported fewer days spent in hospital, more healthy behaviours and overall better health status, with changes lasting well beyond the end of the program.

Get Better Together is suitable for people with a wide range of health conditions as an added support for:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Stroke
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lupus
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Weight issues
  • Many other illnesses


Get Better Together Online

Participate entirely online on your own time through online workshops. If you have two hours a week, you can make a step-by-step action plan for improving your health and your life. The secure online message board lets you get support from others with health issues who understand the challenges. Visit the Get Better Together Online workshop site to register or log-in for your next session

online workshop site

Winnipeg workshop registration

Get Better Together with in-person group workshops in in Winnipeg. Register by phone at 204-632-3927, by email at or online.

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For Health Region partners

If you are a health partner running workshops in your region, tools and downloads are available when you log-in with the link below.

partner portal

Provincial Workshops

The Wellness Institute works with health regions across Manitoba to offer workshops in communities outside of Winnipeg. Upcoming dates are listed below. Contact your regional coordinator to register or for more information on these workshops.



Get Better Together Online


Winnipeg area registration


Program brochure


2015-16 report


Prairie Mountain Health

For more on programs or training in the South or Brandon Regions call toll free 1-877-509-7852 or contact Roslyn Cullen, Regional Coordinator, 204-523-3246,

For more on programs or training in the North region, contact Deb Wilson, Regional Coordinator, 204-937-6277 or

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Northern Regional Health Authority

For information on training or programs in The Pas or Flin Flon area contact Christa McIntyre, Regional Coordinator, 204-681-3145 or

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Southern Health / Santé Sud

For more information on programs or training contact Cheryl Pearson, Regional Coordinator, at 204-823-2762 or

For general inquires call 1-800-742-6509 or email

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Winnipeg– Churchill Health Region

For more on programs or training in the former Churchill Regional Health Authority, contact Jason Nault, 204-675-8881 or

Interlake – Eastern Regional Health Authority

For more information on programs or training contact  1-877-979-WELL (9355) or email

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