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Taking Control Self-Management Programme

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The programme, which is free to attend, is run by NICHS under licence from Stanford University. It involves six weekly workshops, each lasting for two-and-a-half hours and covers the following topics:

  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Managing symptoms
  • Medication ‘how-to’
  • Working with your healthcare team
  • Setting weekly goals
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Better communication
  • Handling difficult emotions
  • How to relax
  • Tips for eating well

Fionna from Omagh lives with COPD, a chronic lung condition, and attended the Taking Control Self Management  programme.  Watch the video below to hear about how the programme benefitted her: