Living with a Long Term Condition (LWLTC) Online Course

Living with a Long Term Condition (LWLTC) Online Course

People from across Derbyshire and now also Derby City with a long-term health condition are substantially benefiting from courses which are supporting and encouraging participants to self-manage their conditions more effectively to live fuller more meaningful lives. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, LWLTC are unable to offer any face-to-face courses; however, they are delighted to let you know that they have developed an online version of the course which is now ready.

The courses will be delivered the same as the Face to Face courses which usually take place in the Community. They will run for six weeks, with a session being held each week at the same time.  

To attend the online course, participants would need access to a PC, laptop or tablet that has a webcam and audio facilities. 

This FREE six-week programme is delivered one day a week for 2.5 hours. It aims to support people with a long- term health or medical condition, to maintain their health and improve their quality of life. The course has been designed to help people with chronic or long term illness regain as much control over their physical and emotional wellbeing as possible. It compliments existing health care programmes and treatments, empowering participants to be more informed and take back control of their lives. 

Topics covered include healthy eating, relaxation, appropriate physical exercise, dealing with pain, fatigue, stress and depression, and communicating effectively with friends, family and health professionals. It also provides a forum to meet with others and share experiences. 

The Programme is for anyone who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and has proved to be beneficial for carers of someone with a long term condition. The programme is delivered by two volunteer tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions and can give practical advice based on their own life experience. 

Feedback has been great. People have said that the programme has really helped them to feel more positively about life, as well as advising on practical changes they can make to improve their wellbeing.  

The next online course will start on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 10.30am with further dates planned

For further information or to reserve a space on one of the courses please return the referral form or alternatively you can contact LWLTC at lwltc@citizensadvicemidmercia.org.uk

Tel: Karen Ziglam 07487 257187 or Leonie O’Connell 07939 323365

January 08 2021

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