The charity’s “Taking Control” Programme aims to give people with long term conditions like asthma, COPD, angina, stroke, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic pain the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.
The Programme is a structured group workshop of one 21/2 hour session a week, for six weeks. The programme provides information and techniques for dealing with problems such as frustration, pain, fatigue and isolation. For example, increased exercise or activity and better nutrition can make a marked difference to someone’s physical and mental well being. We teach relaxation techniques and how to cope with feelings of depression. Another key aspect is developing more effective communication with health professionals, family and others.
NI Chest, Heart & Stroke, is currently recruiting participants for programmes running in:
DROMORE - TUESDAYS starting from 23 October to 27 November at 10.30am in Dromore Leisure Centre
ANTRIM - FRIDAYS starting from 26 October to 30 November at 10.30am in Legal Island Training Centre
CRAIGAVON - FRIDAYS starting from 26 October to 30 November at 10.30am Brownlow Hub
For more information contact Sarah Gawley on 9032 0184 or email@example.com