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 :

• 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:

Venue

Start Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girdwood Community Hub,

10 Girdwood Avenue,

Belfast,

BT14 6EG

 

 

 

 

 

The Poskitt Room,

NI Chest Heart & Stroke,

21 Dublin Road,

Belfast,

BT2 7HB

 

 

 

 

Omagh Youth Centre,

Old Mountfield Road,

Omagh,

BT79 7EG

The programme runs in 6 week blocks, on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings all year round, apart from summer.

Contact:

For Tuesday – Pauline Millar pmillar@nichs.org.uk

For Wednesday – Sinead McCormick smccormick@nichs.org.uk, or Shirley Brown sbrown@nichs.org.uk

 

Taking Control Self Management Programme North Belfast

NICHS is delivering the ‘Taking Control’ Self-Management Programme in NORTH BELFAST. This Programme aims to help people develop the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives. The programme commences on Monday 11th September 2017 at 10.45 am and continues each Monday for six weeks from 10.45 am to 1.15 pm.

For further information please contact Pauline Millar on 0784 115 0949 or email pmillar@nichs.org.uk.

 

Taking Control Self Management Programme Belfast

NICHS is delivering the ‘Taking Control’ Self-Management Programme in BELFAST. This Programme aims to help people develop the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.  The Programme commences on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 10.45 am and continues each Tuesday for six weeks from 10.45 am to 1.15 pm.

For further information please contact Pauline Millar on 0784 115 0949 or email pmillar@nichs.org.uk

 

Taking Control Self Management Programme Omagh

NICHS is delivering the ‘Taking Control’ Self-Management Programme in Omagh. This Programme aims to help people develop the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.  The Programme is being held on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 10.30 am, and continues each Wednesday for 6 weeks – 10.30 am  – 1.00 pm

For further information please contact Ann  Gallen on 07841278845 or email agallen@nichs.org.uk or  Norma Ferguson on 07793979870 or email nferguson@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:

Sinead McCormick

028 9032 0184

smccormick@nichs.org.uk

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