The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) course is a licensed programme designed by Stanford University and delivered world wide.
The course is available for anyone living in Derbyshire 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 course is designed to support and encourage participants on how to live better with their health condition and improve their quality of life.
LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills to self manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t. Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours and refreshments are provided.
Topics covered include:
- Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness
- Coping with depression or feeling low
- Relaxation techniques
- Physical activity
- Healthy eating
- Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
- Planning for the future
- Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself
The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences.
|Friday 21st April 17||13.30 – 16.00||Buxton Fire Station Staden Lane –
Buxton – Now Full
|Thursday 27th April 17||13.30 – 16.00|| Tesco Community Rooms Bridge St –
Clay Cross – Now Full
|Friday 26th May 17||13.30 – 16.00||Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road –
Ilkeston – Limited Availability
|Monday 12th June 17||13.30 – 16.00||CAB offices Bank Road –
|Thursday 15th June 17||13.30 – 16.00||All Saints Church Hall Church Way –
Chesterfield – Limited Availability
|Tuesday 22nd June 17||13.30 – 16.00||CAB offices Church Gresley –
|Monday 12th June 17||13.30 – 16.00||Eckington Library Market Street –
|July and September courses Dates and times to be confirmed||Belper, Chesterfield, Glossop, Clowne,
Long Eaton, Ashbourne