We are motivated by liberating practitioners from a held responsibility to ‘fix’ or ‘cure’, instead we open minds to an alternative possibility for both practitioners and patients.

Being ‘Bridged’ is a powerful theory-based practice that emotionally reconnects practitioners to their professional purpose, transforming careers and creating a change in healthcare culture.

Inspiring People to Live Well and Work Differently

    Founded from a 15-year programme of healthcare research at Kingston and St Georges University of London, we facilitate effective relationships between patients and practitioners to maximise self-management support and long-term wellbeing.

    Bridges is underpinned by the principles of social cognitive theory and the concept of self-efficacy. We challenge and re-position the notion of self-management as an individual action, through developing a culture that is based on the quality of the interaction between a patient and practitioner. 

    Our personalised approach to self-management empowers patients to feel more confident and knowledgeable about managing their condition, while practitioners are enabled to work more efficiently by quickly getting to the heart of what matters most to patients. This enables productive healthcare interactions and system level change across pathways of care.
    Bridges is collaborative; we encourage people to think differently and open up new possibilities through attentive listening and motivation to build on strengths. We walk our own truth, driven by a philosophy that the interaction between practitioners and patients has the potential to deliver transformative change in the field of self-management.

Our self-management tools have been co-designed with people with acute and long term conditions.


  • Inspiring People to Live Well and Work Differently.

    As a team we share the same ethos and philosophy that drives our passion to create the best experience and environment for patients to live well. Bridges provide opportunities for both patients and professionals to work collaboratively to enhance self-management skills, knowledge and confidence.
    You can reach us by email admin@bridgesselfmanagement.org.uk