Self-management courses

COVID-19 notice

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.

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