Expert Patients Programme (EPP)

What Self Management Programmes are available to me?

It is important to us as that everyone who wants to attend our programmes feels welcome and able to do so. We deliver courses all over the Dudley borough, at different times/ days. We also deliver courses in community languages such as Punjabi and Urdu.

Attending this course is a great way to meet others in a similar situation. Exchanging tips on ways to cope is also a great way to make new friends.

“I’ve got my confidence back! I never thought I’d be able to get back to my old self. The operation last year made me scared to leave my house. The longer I stayed in, the harder it got, I just wasn’t confident any more. I knew I wanted to get out but I didn’t know how. On the course they helped me make small steps each week to get me closer to my goal. My first action plan was to walk to the bottom of the garden. I increased the distance step by step, week by week and got my confidence back. I now go out and about regularly alone. Attending Expert Patients Programme was a step in the right direction!” (EPP participant)

Do you have a long-term health condition?

This is a course for adults living with a long-term health condition such as; Type 1 Diabetes, Arthritis, COPD, Osteoporosis, pain conditions, heart problems and many more.

This course recognises that you are already the expert in your own health and invites you to come along and take more control of your health by learning new skills and information that can help you manage your condition better on a daily basis.

This is a FREE 2.5 hour course delivered over 6 weeks.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • Communication with family, friends and healthcare professionals
  • Planning for the future

To book a place click here.