Session Description

Patient & carer education feedback / requests

7th Jan

John Gready & Fiona Claughton

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?

Power over pain

Pain Management

14th Jan

Dr Sarah Callin & Rachel Crawshaw

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.

Equipment for you

21st Jan

Ulrike Moratz-Coppins

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.

Moving & handling

28th Jan

Jen Milburn &
Lynne Symonds

This session will give you the opportunity to practice 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.

Financial support & benefits

4th Feb

Tracy Jarrett

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

Talking about the future

11th Feb

John Gready

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 18th Feb).

Planning for the future

18th Feb

John Gready

This is Part 2 of the Advanced Care Planning session 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.


Counting sheep


25th Feb

Dr Belinda Batten

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.

Mind your step

Falls prevention

4th Mar

Therapy team

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.

Being heard

11th Mar

Louise Barnes &
Tina Gale

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 to 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.

Fatigue fighters

18th Mar

Therapy team

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.

Catch your breath

25th Mar

Therapy team

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.

Looking after yourself

1st Apr

Sarah Whitehead, Emma Arnott &
Julie Blowman

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.


8th Apr

Louise Barnes

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.


15th Apr

Kay Dunderdale & Jamie Kirby

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

Easter Monday

22nd Apr




29th Apr

Lindsey Lister

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.