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Do you have a long term health condition and looking to improve your health and wellbeing?

Dated: 30-Aug-17

Some of you may have already been contacted about this new “Talking Health” service available at the practice.

We are proud to be working in partnership with Talking Health to provide support to our patients who are living with Type 2 Diabetes, COPD and/or Cardiac Conditions. Sometimes having a long term condition can add to life’s struggles and feel very stressful or result in down days, which can feel overwhelming and in the end get in the way of looking after ourselves. Patients using this new service will have access to their own Health Coach to help manage the frustrations, stress and low moments that can come with health difficulties or health worries, so as to be in a better position to take care of themselves, and focus on what is important to them.

If you would like to know more about this service, or think you would benefit, please speak to the nurse or GP at your next visit or visit our website for more details.

Please be aware that the call from the Health Coach will be from a withheld number rather than from the Surgery number. These calls are private and made from Talking Health NHS staff.  These calls are not recorded. 

Talking Health are also running a Living Well Course for people living with Type 2 Diabetes, COPD, and Cardiac Conditions, where you get the chance to meet others, and discuss different topics each week, including:

  • Coping with change and self-management
  • Coping with down days
  • Coping with stress and worry
  • Coping with anger and frustration
  • Coping with sleep and fatigue

The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with tea and coffee provided. Details for the Living Well Courses are:

Location: Skimped Hill Health Centre

Date and time: every Friday afternoon 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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