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:
Participating in Get Better Together
Get Better Together In-Person Group Workshops
We offer fully-funded in-person group workshops across Manitoba.
To register at any Winnipeg location call 204-632-3927 or email
Get Better Together Zoom Digital Classroom Workshops
Participate from home with an internet connection and Google Chrome browser. Call 204-632-3927 or email to book. Zoom is a user friendly and secure digital platform. Sessions are not recorded and take place in real life. https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/privacy-and-security.html
See the section below to contact Health Regions outside of the Winnipeg area about current workshops available.
No programs are being offered in-person at this time.
Virtual (Zoom) programs:
- Tuesdays; November 1 – December 6, 2022; 1:00pm-3:30pm
To register or be placed on the wait list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-632-3927
For Healthcare Providers
If you have clients or patients you wish to refer to Get Better Together workshops, please use the referral form below.
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.
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 email@example.com.
For more on programs or training in the North region, contact Deb Wilson, Regional Coordinator, 204-937-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Southern Health – Santé Sud
For more information on programs or training contact Jeremy Brooks, Regional Coordinator, at 204-870-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general inquires call 1-800-742-6509 or email email@example.com
Interlake – Eastern Regional Health Authority
For more information on programs or training contact 1-877-979-WELL (9355) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.