GWENT ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations
Supporting the Voluntary Sector in Gwent

Education Programmes for Patients

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The Education Programmes for Patients is a NHS based training programme that provides opportunities to people who live with long-term health conditions to develop new skills to manage their conditions more effectively on a day-to-day basis, with these skills they can make a tangible impact on their disease and quality of life.

 

The courses can also help to manage emotional changes brought on by pain, stress, fear, anger and depression. The course covers a range of topics including the importance of nutrition and exercise, dealing effectively with pain and fatigue, planning for the future, communicating with family, friends and health care professionals

 

The Education Programmes for Patients assist in returning a sense of control to the individual, and they can participate at their own pace with the support of people who are facing similar problems. All the courses are free of charge, 2½ hr session over six weeks in a community venue they are led by volunteer trainers who themselves live with a long term health.

 

  

Contact


Education Programmes for Patients Coordinator for Torfaen/ Monmouthshire
GAVO
Holly House
Llancayo Court
Llancayo

Usk
NP15 1HY

Tel: 01291 671903

 

or


Education Programmes for Patients Coordinator  for Blaenau Gwent
GAVO
16a Market Square
Brynmawr
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 4AJ

Telephone : 01495 315626

 

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