Living with a Long Term Health Condition?

The Living Well Programme is a free self-management course for adults living with long term health conditions – physical and/or mental – to learn the skills of self-management of a long term health condition.  The courses are led by volunteer tutors, all of whom have long term conditions and are therefore have lived experience of the common problems faced by participants, and how to manage them.  The courses run online with around 10 participants over 6 weeks, with regular weekly sessions of 2 hours.  When it is safe to resume face to face contact the courses will start in the community again.

The online ‘Living Well’ course could help you. Our peer-led group courses give you the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques to better manage your condition, topics include:

  • Goal setting & problem solving
  • Symptom management
  • Communication skills
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Breathing exercises
  • Medication management 
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Using your mind – relaxation, distraction and positive thinking
  • Accessing NHS services and working with your healthcare team

For details on the next course running in your area contact the team on: sc-tr.livingwell@nhs.net 01403 620448 / 01273 267545 www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/livingwell

Details for self-referral can be found here: Living Well Programme at Sussex Community services

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