A new approach to self-management for people living with a long-term health condition or a caring role.
Time4me@Cwmtaf EPP Cymru is an NHS based Self-Management Programme for people living with any long-term health condition. It helps people improve their quality of life by learning different skills to better manage their condition on a daily basis.
Who is it For
Groups of 8-16 participants, over the age of 18 with a variety of different conditions, meet over six weekly sessions of 2½ hours per week. They are led through a structured course by two trained tutors who have experience of living with a long-term condition, or cares for someone with a long-term condition.
Anyone over the age of 18 can be referred or they can Self-Refer
Each session looks at ways to help manage the effects of their long-term condition such as:
The majority of course tutors are volunteers who have been trained to deliver the course. The courses are run in suitable venues in local communities and are free of charge. However due to Covid 19 we are offering these courses virtually through Microsoft teams. We will help you with this set-up.
EPPtime4me Cymru courses are designed to run alongside Condition Specific Patient Treatment and Education Programmes provided by Healthcare Professionals.
The course helps people develop the skills and confidence needed to manage their condition better on a daily basis, making them less dependent on Health and Social Care Programmes.
Review of participant questionnaires has highlighted some of the benefits EPP courses can have for patients and healthcare professionals.
The comparison of before and after measures show that 4-6 months after completing the course:
The courses available are:
If you know a patient who would benefit from attending one of our Self-Management courses, please give them the information and encourage them to contact their local EPP Cymru team.
For more information visit http://www.eppwales.org