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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:

Venue

Start Date

Castlewellan Parish Centre, 91 Main Street, BT31 9DH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Function Room 1

Ards Leisure Centre,  William Street, BT23 4EJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poskitt Room, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke,

21 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HB

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Living Centre,

5 Parkview Rd,

Castlederg BT81 7BN

The next Programme in CASTLEWELLAN starts on

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 10.45 am

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

To book your FREE place or for further information contact
Pauline Millar on 0784 115 0949 pmillar@nichs.org.uk

 

The next Programme in NEWTOWNARDS starts on

Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 10.45 am

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

To book your FREE place or for further information contact

Seonaid Murray on 07824449727  or smurray@nichs.org.uk

 

The next Programme in BELFAST starts on

Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 10.45 am

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

To book your FREE place or for further information contact
Pauline Millar on 07841150949 or pmillar@nichs.org.uk

 

The next Programme in CASTLEDERG starts on

Friday 20th April 2018 at 10.45 am

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

To book your FREE place or for further information contact
Linzi Davidson on 0782570220 or ldavidson@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:

Pauline Millar

pmillar@nichs.org.uk

0784 115 0949

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