A free course to help adults caring for a relative is being held in Corringham.
NHS South West Essex’s Expert Patients Programme (EPP) will be holding a Looking After Me course at St Lukes House, Lampits Hill, Corringham, starting on Tuesday, 19th October.
Led by trained tutors who have their own experience of caring for a relative, the course will run for two-and-a-half hours once a week for six weeks.
The course is designed to help carers who look after someone who has a disability or a long-term health condition, such as dementia, epilepsy, heart disease, arthritis or mental health problems.
Carers whose own health is affected by caring for someone living with a long-term health condition or disability – such as back injury, stress-related illnesses, psychological ill-health or tiredness – can also join the course.
The self-management course is about carers – who could be caring for a relative, friend or neighbour – making time to look after their own health needs. It aims to help them take more control of their situation and make a difference to their life.
The course covers:
. relaxation techniques
. dealing with tiredness
. healthy eating
. coping with depression
. managing anger
. guilt and fear
. improving communication with professionals, family and friends
. planning for the future
Places are limited so pre-booking is essential. To book a place on the Looking After Me course, please contact Pauline Brown or Brenda McManus on 01268 705204.