Get Better Together

Take control of your health with a workshop designed to help Manitobans with ongoing health conditions. Led by others living with health issues who understand the challenges of managing symptoms, medications and health care needs.

Build your confidence to manage better through group support and discussion of topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, communication and pain management.

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 as an added support for many conditions, including:

  • 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

Participating in Get Better Together

Get Better Together In-Person Group Workshops

We offer fully-funded in-person group workshops across Manitoba. There are three ways to register at any Winnipeg location...  by phone at 204-632-3927... by email at:

gbt@wellnessinstitute.ca or

register online

See the section below to contact Health Regions outside of the Winnipeg area about current workshops available.

Winnipeg Workshops

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For Healthcare Providers

If you have clients or patients you wish to refer to Get Better Together in person workshops, please use the referral form below.

GBT Manitoba EMR form

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 Get Better Together 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. The book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions will be used as a guide and may be included with your workshop.

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 at 204-523-3246, or rcullen@pmh-mb.ca.

For more on programs or training in the North region, contact Deb Wilson, Regional Coordinator, 204-937-6277 or dwilson@pmh-mb.ca.

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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 cmcintyre2@nrha.ca.

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Southern Health - Santé Sud

For more information on programs or training contact Jeremy Brooks, Regional Coordinator, at 204-870-2813 or jbrooks@southernhealth.ca.

For general inquires call 1-800-742-6509 or email gbt@southernhealth.ca

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Interlake – Eastern Regional Health Authority

For more information on programs or training contact  1-877-979-WELL (9355) or email wellness@ierha.ca.

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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 jnault@wrha-ch.ca.

For more on training in the Winnipeg area, contact 204-632-3922.