Are you a patient living with a long-term health condition?
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Read some patient experiences of the Living Well Programme here
The Living Well Programme is a free self-management course developed for people living with any long-term health condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome etc.
We aim to help you to take more control of your health by learning new skills and techniques to manage your condition better on a daily basis. Amongst other things, the course will explore:
Not only will the course give you new skills to help you to manage your condition and the emotional changes brought about by your condition, it also provides a great opportunity for you to meet other people who share similar experiences.
The course runs over six weekly sessions, each session lasting two hours (Online Course) or two-and-a-half hours (Community Course), including a break. Each course is facilitated by fully trained (but not medically qualified) volunteer tutors who themselves are living with a long-term health condition.
You do not need a referral to access this service, simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call for more information or to book a place. Alternatively, you can complete this referral and self-referral form. In most cases we would recommend that you have been living with your condition for at least six months before attending the Living Well Programme.
Friday 7 July – 11 August 2023, 10am – 12pm
Wednesday 2 August – 6 September 2023, 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 5 September – 10 October, 2023, 10am – 12pm
Thursday 7 September – 12 October 2023, 10am – 12pm
Booking on our courses is essential. Contact the team on email@example.com to reserve your space.
Tuesday 6 June – Tuesday 11 July 2023, 10am – 12.30pm
Location: Roffey Millennium Hall, Crawley Road, Horsham, RH12 4DT
Wednesday 11 October – 15 November 2023, 2pm – 4.30pm
Location: Woodlands Centre, Rustington, BN16 3HB
We are looking for more volunteer tutors to help us deliver the Living Well Programme.
This year’s tutor training dates are:
Please note that you need to be available for the majority of these dates.
Further information about the role, the essential criteria for applying, and an application form are available from Self-Management Tutor Criteria (sussexcommunity.nhs.uk).
If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01403 620448.
Brighton, Hove & Coastal West Sussex
Tel: 01273 267545
West Sussex – West, North & Mid Sussex
Susan Latter, Living Well Coordinator
Tel: 01403 620448
Mob: 07766 471688
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to run the face-to-face Living Well Programme. However we are now able to offer an online version of the course via MS Teams. Please contact the team to express your interest in attending the online course, or to be added to the waiting list for face-to-face courses when they resume.
Self-management tutors are vital to the success of the Self-management Programme. Self-management tutors make a real difference to people living with a long-term health condition. Volunteering can be very rewarding and a great confidence booster.
Please see if you meet our essential criteria and how to apply.