Managing a long-term health condition
The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a six week course for anyone living with long-term health conditions. The EPP aims to help you take more control of your health by learning new skills to manage your condition better on a daily basis.
The course looks at a variety of topics including:
- dealing with pain and extreme tiredness
- coping with feelings of depression
- relaxation techniques and exercise
- healthy eating
- communication with family, friends and health professionals
- positive planning for the future
Quotes from people who have accessed the course:
"Fabulous! Life changing"
"I spent many years in a very deep depression and I wish that this had come into my life years ago. I thought I was managing, but this has opened a lot of avenues"
"My long term condition made me feel isolated and until I attended the Expert Patient Course I didn't realise. Since attending the course I have become a befriender and get out a lot more"
"Everyone who comes on the course gets something from it. Everybody should give it a go"
There is currently no charge to access this training.
For further information or to book a place on any of these courses please contact:
The Expert Patients Programme leaflet [PDF 1Mb] provides more information.
To make a referral you will need to complete the online referral form:
Complete an online referral