Date

 

Session Title

 

Session Descriptor

May 6th

Not Open

May Bank Holiday

May 13th

Patient and carer feedback

A chance to have your say on our education sessions… What have you really enjoyed? Did we cover what you’ve wanted to know? Is there anything else you’d like to have information on?

May 20th

‘Power over Pain’

Pain Management

This session aims to improve understanding of what pain is and how it can impact on us.  We will explore different approaches to pain and also look at how to get further advice and support.

May 27th

Not Open

Spring Bank Holiday

June 3rd

Equipment for you

This session will help educate you on what free equipment is available from the Equipment Loan Store and give you tips on what might be useful for you.

June 10th

‘Don’t twist again!’

Moving and Handling

This session will give you the opportunity to practise basic moving and handling principles so that you can apply them at home to help maintain your safety such as sit to stand techniques and assisting mobility.

 

June 17th

 

Talking about the Future

This session will address how to broach future care planning. This can be a difficult and emotional issue sometimes – thinking about and discussing wishes and preferences for future care – what’s important and how to make it a bit easier to talk about. This is part 1 of the Advanced Care Planning sessions (Part 2 next week)

June 24th

Planning for the Future

 

This is part 2 of the Advanced Care Planning sessions and builds on last week’s session to look at what measures you can put in place to ensure your wishes and preferences are heard and respected, especially if you become unable to make decisions for yourself in the future – practical steps and legal implications.

 

July 1st

Financial Support & Benefits

This session will provide an overview of disability and carer welfare benefits that you may be eligible for – as well as possible employment benefits, if time allows

 

 

July 8th

 

‘Counting Sheep’

Sleep

This session will discuss some of the issues that can interfere with sleep and the impact that not sleeping can have on us.  We will also look at tips to help you get a better night’s sleep and will also signpost you to further information and support.

July 15th

‘Mind your Step’

Falls Prevention

We can prevent many falls with simple techniques. Learn what causes most falls, how to avoid a fall and how to apply techniques at home and in everyday activities to keep you safe and independent.

July 22nd

Being heard

This session will help to give you the confidence and skills needed to communicate with health care professionals and beyond. Come along to this session if you want learn more about effectively communicating with health professionals including what questions to ask and to whom. We will also cover useful resources and top tips for getting your message heard.

July 29th

 

Fatigue fighters

This session talks about what fatigue is and how we can cope with it. We will give you some coping strategies that can help support you to continue to do the things you enjoy.

August 5th

‘Catch your breath’

Breathlessness

This session can support those who have feelings of breathlessness. We will talk about what breathlessness is and provide you with coping strategies for managing it. This includes simple techniques and tips for you to use every day to improve your breathing symptoms.

 

August 12th

 

Looking after yourself

We will explore how you can identify the things in everyday life that trigger stress and then how you can develop techniques to manage these. We’ll look at self-care and how you can help re-charge your batteries.

August 19th

Nutrition

This session will discuss the new international guidelines for thickening fluids and texture modifying foods. There will be a demonstration of how to thicken fluids correctly using Resource ThickenUp Clear. The session will be valuable for anyone living with or caring for someone with a swallowing problem.

August 26th

 

Not Open

Summer Bank Holiday

September 2nd

Confusion

This session will explore the practical management of confusion, and offer useful tips to promote positive behaviour and reduce distress.

September 9th

Lymphoedema

This session will provide a basic understanding of what lymphoedema is and how it occurs. We will explore self-management techniques to help improve your condition.