Living with ongoing fatigue and tiredness can feel very difficult. It is a symptom that you might experience on its own or as the result of other conditions. It can feel very difficult to cope with the everyday demands of life when you are struggling with fatigue and to understand how to balance your energy levels. It can lead to difficulties with anxiety and depression and you might feel worried about coping or feel hopeless.
People with fatigue might also experience difficulties with concentration and focus, or feel irritable and frustrated. You might feel unsure as to the best way to manage your fatigue and might find it affects your relationships and your quality of life.
If you have noticed that you are experiencing any of these problems, you can access support from our Health and Wellbeing Service. We can provide practical ways of overcoming stress, anxiety and low mood, and help to increase your confidence in coping with some of the challenges of ongoing fatigue.
We know that talking helps, so try to share how you feel with someone that you trust. Please book an appointment to see your GP or nurse if you are struggling to manage your health condition, or if you are feeling stressed, low, anxious or worried. Or contact us and we can help you decide if the health and well-being service is right for you.
Living Well with Fatigue Course
The living well with fatigue course is available to all people who are living with ongoing fatigue who would like to learn practical ways to manage symptoms of stress, anxiety or low mood. The sessions can also help to increase conﬁdence in coping with some of the challenges of living with fatigue, and improving general health and wellbeing.
This is an opportunity to meet other people living with ongoing fatigue and learn from each other’s experiences.
The course is six weekly sessions. There are breaks during each session for refreshments.
What can I expect from these sessions?
This course will help you to:
- Find ways of managing ongoing fatigue through pacing
- Understand the links between low mood, anxiety and fatigue
- Explore the impact of fatigue on relationships and sleep
How will this help me?
Learn about how to manage activity levels and about pacing
Learn strategies to improve sleep
Meet others experiencing similar difficulties
What does each session involve?
For best results, try to come to every session so you don’t miss any important information.
Understanding fatigue, low mood and anxiety
Looking at the role of pacing, planning and prioritising
Consolidating the role of pacing, planning and prioritising and problem-solving
Understanding how our thinking affects things
Looking at difficulties with sleep and the impact of fatigue on our relationships
Pulling together the course and planning for the future
When & Where?
There are a total of 6 sessions which are one and half hours long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis. We currently have courses beginning on the following dates:
- Tuesday 15th January 2019 – 10:30am-12pm – Argyll House
- Tuesday 12th March 2019 – 10:30am-12pm – Fairlawns Medical Centre
- Tuesday 7th May 2019 – 10:30am-12pm – Argyll House
- Tuesday 2nd July 2019 – 10:30am-12pm – Fairlawns Medical Centre
- Tuesday 27th August 2019 – 10:30am-12pm – Argyll House
- Tuesday 22nd October 2019 – 10:30am-12pm – Fairlawns Medical Centre
Dovedale, Michael Carlisle Centre
How do I access?
If you would like to attend a ‘Living Well with Fatigue’ course please use the ‘book now’ link or call 0114 271 6568 to book your free place. There is also a range of advice and support available, through your GP, your consultant or you can call us to discuss other options available within the IAPT Health and Wellbeing team.