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FREE online Living Well Programme is now up and running for Autumn/Winter 2022

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FREE online Living Well Programme is now up and running for Autumn/Winter 2022

By 12th September 2022September 13th, 2022No Comments

The Living Well Programme is now up and running for Autumn/Winter 2022 with the first workshop getting underway on Tuesday, September 20.

This free online group programme is aimed to help people manage their long-term health conditions and improve their wellbeing.

Anyone with any chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritis, COPD, cardiac illness, anxiety, etc. can benefit from these workshops in self management.

Self management is what a person with a long-term health condition does every day.

This may include recognising and dealing with symptoms; taking medication and managing other treatments; making lifestyle changes and coping with the emotional effects of the health condition.

Good self-management is not about going it alone. It happens in partnership with your healthcare team.

Living Well is delivered on Zoom, once a week, over a 6-week period in a friendly and supportive setting.

The workshops are run by trained leaders – at least one of whom lives with a long term health condition – and are delivered in a relaxed and friendly way so that all participants can learn from each other.

The Living Well programmed gives participants the skills and confidence they need to self-manage and live well with their condition.

These skills include how to:

  • Set goals to make changes in your life;
  • make plans to achieve these goals;
  • problem solve;
  • manage your medications;
  • cope with difficult emotions, low mood and feelings of depression;
  • manage pain, fatigue and sleep problems;
  • communicate well with your family, friends and healthcare team.

These skills become your toolkit for better health.

Each person that takes part will get a book about self-management.

It is open to adults aged 18 years or over who are living with one or more long term health conditions or are caring for someone with a long term health condition.

You must register in advance as places are limited to 10/12 participants. Please note you do not have to disclose your health condition on the programme.

To find out more about the Living Well Programme in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon contact Liam Gildea by emailing lgildea@southmayo.com or call (086) 0142675 or see www.hse.ie/LivingWell

For more information on general health-related supports in the west please click HERE
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