Friday, 9 November 2012

Expert Patients Programme in North Manchester

Expert Patients Programme Do you want to learn new ways in living with or caring for someone who has a long term health condition(s)? “Expert Patients Programme” could be one step forward to help you maintain your health and improve your quality of life! Here are some of the Key Benefits: A greater confidence in dealing with your health problems and to recognise and act on symptoms Reduce and manage your pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety Improvement in daily life and learn techniques like relaxation, exercise, healthy eating Build your self esteem, independence and confidence Get more out of health services and medication Improve your communication skills with family, friends and health professionals Develop an action plan to improve your well being Meet others sharing similar experiences and improve your social activity Ongoing support through our local Network Groups Opportunities for volunteering to work towards an accredited qualification The Programme is free (tea, coffee & biscuits are provided) and the course is run by trained volunteers who are living with long term conditions themselves. The Programme is run over 6 weekly sessions and are once a week for 2½ hours. For information on courses in your area or to find out more please contact the Expert Patients Programme Team on 0161 219 9424 or email Courses are planned to take place in Clayton, Newton Heath, Cheetham Hill, Higher Openshaw and Harpurhey in the New Year. Please contact the team for more details.

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