Expert Patients Programme - West Sussex Coastal and West
The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) 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
- Action planning and problem solving
- Nutrition and Exercise
- Communication skills
- Relaxation techniques
- Medication management
- Better breathing
- Dealing with difficult emotions
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