We understand the uncertainties of living with or caring for a person with a long term condition or self-managing aspects of life which are sometimes difficult. We practice every day the tools and techniques that you can learn by attending any of the services that we run. We want you to develop and improve the quality of your life.
The Live Well team can guide you through support available to help you manage a long term health condition. This could be your own long term health condition or someone you care for.
There are a range of options available which are tailored to meet your individual needs:
The Expert Patient Programme (EPP)
A 6 week self-management course (Each session lasts 2.5 hours) for anyone who has a long-term health condition of any kind, either a physical or a mental health condition or may care for someone. It is a free course and runs at a variety of local venues across the Wakefield district.
We offer a variety of self-management workshops which include; Feeling Positive, Busting Stress, Coping with Life using Relaxation. Scam busting, Keeping Warm and Well During Winter. Each workshop runs for 1 to 2 hours and take place at community venue across Wakefield district.
S.M.a.S.H. (Self-Management and Self Help)
These are groups organised and ran by volunteers. The groups are drop ins, so there is no need to book a place or commit to attending on a monthly basis. The group is aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their self-management skills. These groups offer a space for people to come together in an informal environment, where they can share tips, ideas and make new friends over a cuppa in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
All our courses, workshops and groups are facilitated by dedicated volunteers. Each one will have received intensive training and decided to share the skills that they have learnt and are using to help others.
Why would someone choose this service?
99% of those who attend a course or workshop say they would recommend attending to a friend or family.
All our courses/workshops are offered in an easily accessible community venue close to where you live. We are flexible and can offer courses/workshops for your community groups and support groups.
Courses/workshops are arranged to take place at times that suit you.
The service is completely free and confidentiality is assured
For course & workshops dates and information please see the poster.