Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Taking Control Self Management

The NICHS “Taking Control” Self Management Programme will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to better manage your condition and help you feel stronger and better equipped to deal with daily life.

The programme is a weekly workshop of 2.5 hours over 6 weeks. It is free of charge and covers the following :

  • Getting a good nights sleep
  • Managing symptoms
  • Medication”how–to”
  • Working with your health care team
  • Setting weekly goals
  • Effective problem solving
  • Better communication
  • Handling difficult emotions
  • How to relax
  • Tips for eating well

 

The programme will also enable you to meet other people who share similar experiences and who understand what it’s like to live with a long–term condition. Here is some of the feedback we have received:

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“My long term condition has controlled my life for 12 years; I feel now that I can control it”

“The programme was more informative and helpful and raised my level of optimism and realisation that I can do more. I would highly recommend it; the leaders were articulate and professional. They were most willing to help everyone to obtain the max benefit.”

“My problems are not unique so this helped me see things more balanced, the supportive and accepting group helped my outlook.”

The following is a schedule of the upcoming programmes:

Location/date Venue Contact

Newtownards

Thursday 5th September 2019 at 10.30am – 1.00pm

and continues each Thursday for 6 weeks 10.30am – 1.00pm

St Mark’s Church

Church Street

Newtownards

BT23 4AN

To book your FREE place or for further information contact

Andrea Turnbull on 07824449727

or aturnbull@nichs.org.uk

Rouskey

Wednesday 11th September 2019 at 11.30am – 1.00pm

and continues each Wednesday for 6 weeks 10.30am – 2.00pm

Rouskey Community Centre

103 Crockanboy Road

Omagh

BT79 7RS

To book your FREE place or for further information contact

Linzi Davidson on 07825702201

or ldavidson@nichs.org.uk

Glengormley

Thursday 12th September 2019 at 10.30am – 1.00pm

and continues each Wednesday for 6 weeks 10.30am – 1.00pm

Lilian Bland Pavilion

Ballyclare Road

Glengormley

BT36 5EX

To book your FREE place or for further information contact

Kerry Marsh on 07436581413

or kmarsh@nichs.org.uk

Belfast

Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 10.45am – 1.15pm

and continues each Tuesday for 6 weeks 10.45am – 1.15pm

Poskitt Room

Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke

21 Dublin Road

Belfast

BT2 7HB

To book your FREE place or for further information contact

Aisleen Hamill on 07581 205995

or ahamill@nichs.org.uk

Craigavon

Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 10.00am – 12.30pm

and continues each Tuesday for 6 weeks 10.00am – 12.30pm

Brownlow Community Hub

7 Brownlow Road,

Craigavon

BT655DL

 

To book your FREE place or for further information contact

Julie McGinnis on 07912046174

or  jmcginnis@nichs.org.uk

OR

Maeve O’Hagan on 075811205994

or mohagan@nichs.org.uk

 

Coleraine

Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 10.30am – 1.00pm

and continues each Wednesday for 6 weeks 10.30am – 1.00pm

The Upper Room

Sandel Centre Knocklynn Road

Coleraine

BT52 1WG

To book your FREE place or for further information contact

Yvonne Monteith on 07912046173

or ymonteith@nichs.org.uk

 

 

After Paddy was diagnosed with COPD, he took part in the Taking Control Self Management Programme. Watch this video to see what a difference it made to his life.

 

To find out more about the programme, please contact us on mail@nichs.org.uk or 028 9032 0184.

 

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