We are pleased to announce that The Expert Patient Programme is now successfully running virtual sessions via Microsoft Teams. For more information or to sign up for a course please get in touch with us via the contact details below.
The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a free course for people living with long-term health conditions. It aims to help you to improve your health and wellbeing and better manage your long-term condition through learning skills and techniques that you can use in your day-to-day life.
The course is run in a group setting over 7 weekly 2.5 hour sessions. The first session being an introduction to Microsoft Teams and general tech advise for the participants. It is led by tutors who manage their own long-term health conditions, with the help of the techniques taught on the course.
Some of the topics covered on the course include:
- dealing with pain and fatigue
- dealing with difficult emotions
- planning and setting goals
- healthy eating and exercise
- communicating with family, friends and health care professionals
- finding other health services in the community
To join a course, you must be aged 18+ and live, work or be registered at a GP practice in the boroughs of Merton or Wandsworth.
For more information, or to join a course please contact the team or complete the self-referral form below.