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Free online course for people with long-term health conditions

Date: 30 September 2021

Adults with long-term physical or mental health conditions are being invited to enrol on a free online course aimed at helping them improve the management of their symptoms. 

The Living Well Programme, provided by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, is open to people aged 18 or over who have been living with a long-term condition for at least six months. 

Their long-term conditions may include heart disease, asthma, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, anxiety, arthritis, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 

The course is provided by two trained volunteer tutors, who themselves are living with long-term health conditions, and involves six weekly sessions, each lasting two hours.  

With participants setting their own goals, the course covers topics including symptom management, problem-solving, exercise, communication skills, sleep, dealing with difficult emotions and decision-making skills. 

The course will be offered between the following dates:  

  • Every Monday from 4 October until 8 November 2021, 2pm-4pm
  • Every Friday from 8 October until 12 November 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Every Thursday from 14 October until 18 November 2021, 2pm-4pm
  • Every Tuesday from 2 November until 7 December 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Every Monday from 15 November until 20 December 2021, 2pm-4pm 

Feedback has shown that six months after completing the course, people have improved energy, confidence, quality of life and psychological wellbeing.  

To sign up for the course, please email sc-tr.livingwell@nhs.net or call 01273 267545 or 01403 620448. 

Further information is available from www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/livingwell 

The Living Well Programme is also on Twitter @scft_livingwell and on Facebook @scftlivingwell.