Support on offer for adults living with a long-term health condition

North Lincolnshire Councillor John Briggs pictured with copies of the Yellow Pages which are to be recycled.'Picture by David Haber
North Lincolnshire Councillor John Briggs pictured with copies of the Yellow Pages which are to be recycled.'Picture by David Haber
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North Lincolnshire Council is providing support for adults living with a long-term health condition through the Expert Patients Programme (EPP) taking place at North Lincolnshire Museum in February.

North Lincolnshire Museum Service is working alongside Adult Services to offer EPP starting on Monday February 2 at the museum.

It is a six-week programme that will take place every Monday from 10am to 12.30pm.

Throughout the course the following topics will be covered:

Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness

Coping with feelings of depression

Relaxation techniques and exercise

Healthy eating

Communication with family, friends and health professionals

Positive planning for the future

The Programme is aimed at adults aged 18 and above. Carers are also welcome to attend.

Trained tutors who are also living with a long-term condition run the course. It aims to help you take control of your health by learning new skills to manage your condition better on a daily basis.

By taking part in this course it can help develop confidence, learn new skills, meet others and share experiences, and learn about developing more effective relationships with healthcare professionals.

Councillor John Briggs (pictured), cabinet member for asset management, culture and housing said: “We are delighted to be holding the Expert Patients Programme at North Lincolnshire Museum. We have been working closely with Adult Services to provide this much-need programme that will offer support for adults who are living with a long-term health condition.

“Many people feel alone when they suffer from a long-term condition, but this Programme will show them that they aren’t alone and support is out there. It is also a great opportunity to meet other adults living with similar conditions.”

The Expert Patients Programme is ideal for meeting new people whilst in the relaxed surroundings of the Museum. Free parking is available. Visitors will be able to take a look at the latest exhibitions on display and have a snack in the Courtyard Café.

For further details about the Expert Patients Programme contact Sally Eaton on 01724 298404 or email sally.eaton@northlincs.gov.uk.