Staying Well (EPP)

chronic disease self-management course

What does it do?

The Staying Well Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a ‘chronic
disease self-management course’ (CDSMC), a new government initiative to help people living with long term conditions maintain their health and improve their quality of life through a self management course led by someone else with a long term health condition.
Self management programmes have been running in the USA since the 1970s and came to this country in 1994. Over this time a substantial body of clinical research and experiential feedback has built up testifying to its efficiency.
The primary aim is not to impart medical information but to facilitate the development of self management skills, such as problem solving and goal setting.
The course has been designed to help people with a chronic or long-term illness regain as much control over their physical and emotional well-being as possible. It complements existing health care programmes and treatments, empowering participants to be more informed and better able to develop partnerships with their medical practitioners.

Who it is for?

The course has been designed to help people with a chronic or long-term illness regain as much control over their physical and emotional well-being as possible.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bassetlaw).

What it costs:

Please contact the organisation

How to access or apply for it:

Contact: Dave Bacon or Anita Hamilton-Clark
Bassetlaw Action Centre
Canal Street
RETFORD
DN22 6EZ

Telephone: 01777 709650 
Email: dbacon@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk 

Additional information:

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE STAYING WELL EXPERT PATIENTS
PROGRAMME?
It is a generic, time-limited course, suitable for people who have any long-term health condition. For example: Arthritis, Heart Disease, Stroke, Depression, MS, Epilepsy, ME, Schizophrenia, Fibromyalagia, Diabetes, HIV, indeed any condition that impacts on a persons life.  The Tutors are themselves living with long-term conditions.
Tutors use a detailed, scripted manual, underpinned by ongoing research. There is a strong emphasis on participants setting practical and achievable action plans that are evaluated weekly.
The course is informal but structured allowing an equal amount of time for discussion and information. It is held in a community rather than health venue.

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Info last updated:

28/11/2012