New Heart for Heywood - A New Deal for Communities Partnership

The Expert Patients Programme
 
Are you living with a long term health condition?

If the answer is yes we have just the course for you …!
 
The Expert Patients Programme self management course is now available to the Residents of Heywood and Middleton. This is a course for anyone living with a long-term health condition such as arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, depression, endometriosis and emphysema. It provides opportunities for people to develop new skills and techniques to enable them to take more control over their health.

People living with long-term illnesses are often in the best position to know what they need in managing their own condition. Provided with the necessary ‘self-management’ skills, they can make an impact on their condition and quality of life overall in partnership with their health professionals.

Through this course, Expert Patients …

- Feel confident and in more control of their lives

- Learn new skills to manage your health condition

- Communicate effectively with professionals and are willing to share responsibility on treatment

- Learn to be realistic about the impact of their condition on themselves and their family

- Develop confidence in the daily management of their specific condition

- Meet others and share similar experiences

- Improving the quality of life on a day to day basis

- The Expert Patients courses are led by people who, themselves, live with a long-term health condition.

Would you like to attend a free 6 week course? The course covers …

- Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness

- Coping with feelings of depression

- Relaxation techniques

- Appropriate Exercise

- Healthy Eating

- Problem solving and decision making

Quotes from Participants 2007 Course Dates
   
Q and A Session - Sophia Orson Q and A Session - Roy Lowe
   
STOP PRESS!! - All Carers!  
If you would like to have a chat to find out more or to book a place on the course please ring Debbie on (0161) 655 1331 or e-mail deborah.drew@hmrpct.nhs.uk