Wellbeing Centre Education Programme
The following sessions are provided to help you manage your symptoms, maintain independence and make the most of every day. All sessions are drop-in except where stated and patients and carers are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions on the programme.
All sessions are held in the Wellbeing Centre at Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Throxenby Lane, Scarborough
October – December 2019 Education Programme
‘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.
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.
‘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.
‘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.
Effective Communication with Health Professionals
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.
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.
Coping with 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.
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.
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)
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.
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?
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