What is the self care to wellness programme

This is a six week self care management programme for people living with ongoing health conditions. It can help you develop the skills you need to become an active self manager of your condition and live a happier life.


Who runs the programme

The weekly sessions are facilitated by two supervised trainers. All of our trainers understand the challenges of living with on-going conditions and many use the very same health management techniques you’ll learn during this programme to cope with their own on-going health conditions.


Who can take part

Anyone living with an ongoing or long term health condition, be it physical, mental or neurological is welcome to register.

Testimonials

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Past participant
"The most important thing that I have accomplished in the group is learning to speak more openly about my condition. Previously I would not have spoken openly about the level of pain and discomfort that I suffer... the other thing I learned was to set achievable targets or goals for the week ahead... once you have reached your target there is a great sense of accomplishment and pride."
2
Past participant
"To be honest it just felt like I had found the remaining pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. I would wholeheartedly recommend that all patients who have any chronic condition get to avail of this programme."
3
Past participant
"The camaraderie in the room had an uplifting effect. It was very comfortable being with other people with similar conditions. One of the most helpful outcomes of the course is the various relaxation techniques. We were taught about and practised breathing exercises and also used imagination techniques to virtually go to a Happy Place!"

Topics covered in the course:

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Manage pain, fatigue and difficult emotions

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Nutrition and exercise methods

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Communicating effectively with family, friends and health care team

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Problem solving, decision making and how to set manageable goals

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Managing your medications

Simple and Comprehensive Classes

Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build up the participants confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective.