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Self-management Courses & Workshops

Working according to current Covid-19 Government restrictions, all of our groups are currently taking place online using Microsoft Teams.  For more information about how to use Teams, please click here.

General Self-Management

Our general self-management course runs over 6 weeks, with an additional introductory session for everyone, the week befor the main course begins. This course is designed for anyone who has a long-term health condition of any kind, whether it be a physical or mental health condition. It is also valuable for those who are caring for someone with a long-term health condition, as it can also offer support for the carer’s own health and wellbeing. There are a wide range of topics covered, which include:

  • Managing symptoms like pain and fatigue to improve how you feel
  • Setting weekly realistic goals using Action Plans
  • Relaxation and distraction techniques
  • Managing the difficult emotions that almost everyone experiences when living with a long-term health condition

 

New Beginnings for Mental Health

This free course runs over 7 weeks with one session each week of 2.5 hrs and can help support anyone over 18 who is living with depression/anxiety which is challenging their mental health. There is also a short introductory session for everyone before the full course begins, the following week.

The course includes:

  • Tools to address many of the common symptoms experienced when living with mental health challenges
  • Advice around healthy eating in relation to mood
  • Techniques around relaxation and managing anxiety symptoms
  • Tools to manage depression and improve our communication skills with our healthcare teams.

Our courses are free and are provided by your local NHS. They are run by volunteers and staff who have mental health challenges just like you.  It doesn’t interfere with any treatment you are currently receiving as it complements other healthcare programmes.

 

Cancer- Thriving and Surviving

Are you living with or beyond a diagnosis of cancer? If you're struggling to manage the impact cancer is having, or has had, on your life, then our 6-week self-management course may help. The course is also valuable for anyone who is caring for a loved one, relative or close friend who is living with cancer. The focus is on sharing supportive tools and techniques together with others affected by cancer to learn effective ways to deal with some of the common issues and difficulties people experience.

Topics include:

  • Managing changes to your body
  • Living with uncertainty
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Relationships with others
  • Planning small, achievable goals
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Making decisions about treatments

Each session lasts for 2.5 hours with a scheduled break in the middle. There are 6 weekly sessions plus a short introductory session the week beforehand. The course is led by staff and volunteers who have lived experience of the impact of a cancer diagnosis in their lives.

 

Self-Management support after Covid 

This course runs for 12 short sessions over 6 weeks. The focus is on supporting those living with Post-Covid symptoms to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing whilst they work towards recovery.

Topics include:

  • Dealing with difficult emotions likes stress and anxiety
  • Managing fatigue and improving sleep
  • Building confidence by setting weekly achievable goals
  • Problem-solving tools to find solutions when we can't complete our goals
  • Decision-making and communication skills

Each session lasts for 1.25 hours to help people manage their levels of fatigue and there are 2 sessions every week on consecutive days.

 

Workshops

We offer a variety of self-management workshops which include; Coping with Chronic Pain, Feeling Positive, Busting Stress, and Coping with Life using Relaxation amongst others. Each workshop runs for 1 to 2 hours and are currently taking place online. The dates and times of all our workshops can be found below.

To find out more about our courses and workshops, or to register a place, please contact Live Well Wakefield on 01924 255363

You can also find out more by emailing Paul at paul.boyd@swyt.nhs.uk 

 

Course Dates for 2022/2023

General Self-Management Courses (Start dates)

Thursday 30 June 2022, 10:30-13:00

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 10:30-13:00

 

New Beginnings Courses (Start dates) 

Tuesday 14 June 2022, 13:00-15:30

Monday 8 August 2022, 13:00-15:30

 

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Courses (Start dates)

Thursday 15 September, 10:30 - 13:00

 

Self-Management Support after Covid (start dates)

Thursday 26 May 2022, 14:00-15:15

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 15:00-16:15

Monday 12 September 2022, 10:30-11:45

 

Workshop Dates for 2022/23

New dates added....

Boosting Self Confidence

Monday 23 May 2022, 10:00-11:30

Tuesday 21 June 2022, 10:00 - 11:30

Monday 18 July 2022,  13:00 - 14:30

Wednesday 14 September 2022,  13:30 - 15:00

 

Feeling Positive, Busting Stress

Tuesday 28 June 2022, 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 15 September 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

 

Coping with Life through Relaxation

Wednesday 08 June 2022, 10:00 - 11:30

Friday 22 July 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

Tuesday 16 August 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

Thursday 29 September 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

 

Coping with Pain (Parts 1 & 2)

Friday 27 May (Part 1) and Wednesday 1 June (Part 2)  11:00-12:00 both sessions

Wednesday 22 June (Part 1) and 29 June (Part 2)  14:00-15:00 both sessions

Tuesday 02 August (Part 1) and 09 August (Part 2) 10:00-11:00 both sessions

Friday 12 August (Part 1) and 19 August (Part 2) 16:00-17:00 both sessions

Tuesday 13 September (Part 1) and 20 September (Part 2)  14:00-15:00 both sessions

Coping with Pain workshop

 

Managing Breathlessness after Covid (Parts 1 & 2)

Thursday 12 May (Part 1) and 19 May 2022 (Part 2) 16:00-17:00 both sessions

Wednesday 1 June (Part 1) and 8 June 2022 (Part 2) 15:00-16:00 both sessions

Tuesday 7 June (Part 1) and 14 June 2022 (Part 2) 10:00-11:00 both sessions

Monday 20 June (Part 1) and 27 June 2022 (Part 2) 10:30-11:30 both sessions

Friday 24 June (Part 1) and 1 July 2022 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Tuesday 28 June (Part 1) and 5 July 2022 (Part 2) 16:00-7:00 both sessions

Thursday 7 July (Part 1) and 14 July 2022 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Thursday 21 July (Part 1) and 28 July 2022 (Part 2) 15:00-16:00 both sessions

Tuesday 2 August (Part 1) and 9 August 2022 (Part 2) 15:00-16:00 both sessions

Friday 19 August (Part 1) and 26 August 2022 (Part 2) 14:00-15:00 both sessions

Wednesday 31 August (Part 1) and 7 September 2022 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Wednesday 14 September (Part 1) and 21 September 2022 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

 

 

Managing Breathlessness

Managing Fatigue after Covid (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday 11 May (Part 1) and 18 May 2022 (Part 2) 16:00-17:00 both sessions 

Monday 16 May (Part 1) and 23 May 2022 (Part 2) 14:00-15:00 both sessions

Monday 30 May (Part 1) and 6 June 2022 (Part 2) 10:00-11:00 both sessions

Tuesday 14 June (Part 1) and 21 June 2022 (Part 2) 15:00-16:00 both sessions

Wednesday 15 June (Part 1) and 22 June 2022 (Part 2) 10:00-11:00 both sessions

Tuesday 5 July (Part 1) and 12 July 2022 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Friday 8 July (Part 1) and 15 July 2022 (Part 2) 10:00-11:00 both sessions

Tuesday 12 July (Part 1) and 19 July 2022 (Part 2) 14:00 -15:00 both sessions

Tuesday 19 July (Part 1) and 26 July 2022 (Part 2) 10:00-11:00 both sessions

Tuesday 2 August (Part 1) and 9 August 2022 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Tuesday 23 August (Part 1) and 30 August 2022 (Part 2) 17:00-18:00 both sessions

Tuesday 30 August (Part 1) and 6 September 2022 (Part 2) 14:00-15:00 both sessions

Friday 2 September (Part 1) and 9 September 2022 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Managing Fatigue workshop

Further dates will be added throughout the year

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