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

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

By 5th October 2022No Comments

The Living Well Programme is now up and running for Autumn/Winter 2022.

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.

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

Living Well is geared at people over 18 years of age who are living with a health condition that can be treated and managed but not cured such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, heart conditions, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic pain and more.

It has also become recognised as a helpful support for those dealing with long-Covid.

Those caring for someone with a long-term health condition can also participate. The programme is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties.

The September programmes will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 6 – November 10 from 7-9.30pm;
  • Wednesday, October 12 – November 16 from 10.30am to 1 pm;
  • Wednesday, October 26 – November 30 from 10.30am to 1pm;
  • Wednesday, November 2 – December 7 from 7-9.30pm;
  • Friday, November 04th – December 9 from 10.30 am to 1 pm

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.

The Living Well programme was delivered online throughout the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and will return in in-person format  when it is safe to do so.

Help is available, if required, for anyone that has difficulties to get online to undertake the course.

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.

You can find out more HERE.

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