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What is it?
The Living Well with a Long Term Condition Course is for people living with a long term physical health condition who would like to help themselves better manage their long term condition and wellbeing. The course is 5 sessions over 5 weeks, each session is 1.5 hours long. There are usually between 15-20 people who will attend.
Who is this suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone who lives with a long term condition who is interested in taking a more active approach in the self-management of their condition. We know that living with a long term condition can be challenging and stressful at times. This may be because the health condition itself can be demanding to manage and/or the condition may be having a significant impact upon many different aspects of life including routine activities, mood, energy, sleep and relationships.
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How will this help me?
We hope this workshop will make a real practical difference in your day-to-day management of your condition and your psychological well-being. On this course you can expect to:
Learn what it means to live with and manage your long term condition, for example, learn how to take a problem solving approach to overcome difficulties or manage your energy levels through pacing activities.
Learn helpful ways to manage your psychological well-being.
Meet and share learning with other people living with a long term condition.
How do I access?
If you are interested in accessing this course, please go to our online referral form below and select the Living well with Long term condition course as your preferred treatment option, or call 0114 2716568. You will then be invited to book an assessment call first with one of our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
What will happen before the course?
If you would like to access one of our courses and choose this option on the self-referral form, before you can start the course you will be invited to book an assessment call first with one of our course facilitators. You will receive a link via text message to choose a day and time that is convenient for your call. During your call you will be asked some questions to make sure that the course is right for you and you will find out more about what the course involves and can ask any questions you might have. Please note the call will be from a withheld number.
In the week before your course is due to start, you will receive an email from our admin team .The email will provide you with the meeting link, instructions on how to join and it will contain your workbook. This email will come from email@example.com, please add this to your contacts so the email doesn’t get lost in your spam.
Two days before each course session you will receive a text or an email (depending on your set preference) with a set of questionnaires. The text will be sent from SHEFF IAPT, and the email will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org, please add this to your contacts so the email doesn’t get lost in your spam. These questionnaires will ask you about depression and anxiety and what symptoms you have noticed over the last 2 weeks. It is really helpful to complete them each week, as they allow both you and us to keep a track of any improvements in your mood.