Buxton course for people with long term health conditions

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A FEW places are still available for a course starting in Buxton on Tuesday November 6 to help people living with long term health conditions.

The course, which will run for six weekly sessions on Tuesdays between 1.30pm and 4pm, is designed to help people living with ill-health to build up confidence and feel more in control of their health and lives.

The sessions will be held at Buxton Library on Kent’s Bank Road, and are suitable for patients with long term conditions and illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and arthritis, among others. They will cover topics including physical activity, healthy eating and medication management. The course leaders will also have long term conditions.

Julie Lomas, project co-ordinator at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “Everyone involved in the course has a long term condition so they can really relate to the people who need help. They can understand their fears, worries and any problems and help to advise and make suggestions. These courses are free and they can help some very vulnerable people in our community to get their confidence back and not let pain, fatigue, depression or other symptoms dictate their lives.”

To find out more, or to book a place, call Julie on 01246 868400 ext 457. More information is also available on the Long Term Conditions page of the Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust website.