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


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
Tel: 01273 267545

West Sussex - North & Mid Sussex
Susan Latter, Living Well Coordinator
Address: Horsham Hospital
Hurst Road
West Sussex
RH12 2DR
Tel: 01403 227000 Ext 7547

West Sussex – Coastal & West
Natalie Cooper, Living Well Coordinator
Address: Room 5, Zachary Merton Hospital
Glenville Road
West Sussex
BN16 2DU
Tel: 01903 858002

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

Contact us at the details above for more information

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More information

Our upcoming course details are as follows:

Crawley course
Dates: Wednesday 3 October – Wednesday 7th November 2019
Times: 2 - 4.30pm
Venue: Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG
To book a place please call Sue on 01403 227000 x 7547

Henfield course
Dates: Tuesday 5 November – Tuesday 10th December 2019
Times: 2 - 4.30pm
Venue: Henfield Evangelical Free Church, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9EQ
To book a place please call Sue on 01403 227000 x 7547

Worthing course
Dates: Wednesday 6 November - Wednesday 11 December 2019
Times: 2 - 4.30pm
Venue: The Pause Community Hub, 123 Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4HE
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.