Expert Patients Programme

DO YOU SUFFER WITH A LONG TERM HEALTH CONDITION?

Empower (previously the Expert Patient Programme) may be able to help you
Empower is a free self-management course for people who have long term health conditions. The programme is run by certificated volunteer tutors who themselves have long term health conditions. Anyone with a long term condition can take part if they feel that they could benefit from the topics discussed during the six, two and half hour sessions (1 session per week). These include:

  • dealing with emotions and using your mind
  • fatigue and pain management
  • symptom management techniques
  • communication and problem solving
  • working with health professionals
  • better breathing
  • healthy eating and exercise
  • goal setting / action planning

The programme is designed to give you, the patient, more power and control of your own health condition.

If you would like to attend or receive more details about the programme please email your name and telephone number to chcp.volunteerhub@nhs.net  or call 01482 244057.



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