Living Well Programme

Are you a patient living with a long-term health condition?

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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:

  • How to manage common symptoms such as pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety, isolation, depression, physical limitations, shortness of breath and poor sleep
  • Goal setting and problem solving
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Communication skills
  • Accessing NHS services and working with your Healthcare team
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Positive thinking
  • Managing medications
  • Breathing exercises
  • Apps & online resources
  • Budget management

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 2 and a half hours including a break. Each course is facilitated by fully trained (but not medically qualified) volunteers tutors who themselves are living with a long-term health condition

Coverage

Brighton, Horsham

How To Access

You do not need a referral to access this service, simply give us a call for more information or details of courses running in your area. In most cases we would recommend that you have been living with your condition for at least 6 months before attending the Living Well Programme.

Contact Details

Brighton & Hove
Natalie Cooper, Living Well Coordinator
The Varndene Building
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove
Brighton
BN2 3EW
Tel: 01273 267545
Email: sc-tr.livingwell@nhs.net

West Sussex - North & Mid Sussex
Susan Latter, Living Well Coordinator
Address: Horsham Hospital
Hurst Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 2DR
Tel: 01403 227000 Ext 7547
Email: sc-tr.livingwell@nhs.net

West Sussex – Coastal & West
Natalie Cooper, Living Well Coordinator
Address: Room 5, Zachary Merton Hospital
Glenville Road
Rustington
West Sussex
BN16 2DU
Tel: 01903 858002
Email: sc-tr.livingwell@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Our office hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. If we are out of the office, there is a 24 hour answerphone and we will endeavour to contact you on the next working day.

How to find us

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More information

Our upcoming course details are as follows:

Brighton - One day course
Date: Thursday 19 March 2020
Time: 10:30am-16:30pm
Venue: Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE

Brighton Course
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Dates: Friday 19th May 2020 – Friday 19th June 2020
Times: 10am-12.30pm
Please call Natalie on 01273 267545 to book a place.

Shoreham – One day course
Date: Monday 11 May 2020
Time: 10:00am - 16:30pm
Venue: The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham by Sea

Crawley courses
Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Venue: Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley RH10 6HG
To book a place, please call Sue on 01403 227000 ext 7547

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020 – Tuesday 7 July 2020
Time: 13:30pm – 16:00pm
Venue: Crawley Baptist Church, Crabtree Road, Crawley, RH11 7HJ
To book a place, please call Sue on 01403 227000 ext 7547

Hove course
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020 – Wednesday 6 May 2020
Time: 14:00pm - 16:30pm
Venue: Bishop Hannington Church, Nevill Avenue, Hove, BN3 7NH
To book a place please call Natalie on 01273 267545

Horsham course
Date: Thursday 23 April 2020 – Tuesday 28 May 2020
Time: 14:00pm – 16:30pm
Venue: Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Trafalgar Road, Horsham, RH12 2QL
To book a place, please call Sue on 01403 227000 ext 7547

Littlehampton Course
Venue: Windmill Entertainment Centre, Windmill Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LL
Dates: Thurs 30th April 2020 – Thurs 4th June 2020
Times: 10am-12.30pm
Please call Natalie on 01273 267545 to book a place.

Worthing course
Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020 – Tuesday 23 June 2020
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Venue: East Worthing Community Centre, Pages Lane, BN11 2NQ
To book a place please call Natalie on 01273 267545


Would you like to become a Self-Management Volunteer Tutor?

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.