Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are not currently running the Expert Patients Programme. We are hoping to start running virtual courses in the new year, so please do get in touch if this is of interest to you.
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 6 weekly 2.5 hour session. 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.