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

You Can 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

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OR Get Better Together with Local 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: or

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

Get Better Together Online

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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. For online workshops, direct clients or patients to register here.

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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.

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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

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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Interlake – Eastern Regional Health Authority

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

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