Self-Management Programmes for Long Term Conditions

Self-Management Programmes for Long Term Conditions

Helping people take control of their health and their life

The Whittington Health Self-Management and Behaviour Change Service supports Haringey residents (or those registered with a Haringey GP practice) to be engaged in their own health and wellbeing as much as possible, offering programmes for people living with health conditions to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills to actively self-manage.

Courses will be held regularly throughout 2018 and will take place at the following locations:

  • Tynemouth Road Health Centre
  • Cypriot Community Centre, Wood Green
  • Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre
  • Lordship Lane Health Centre

For further information, please see the following document: LTC Service Pathway Map


Expert Patients Programme

The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a free 6-week course for people living with any long-term health conditions or their carers. The course is 2.5 hours per week and is delivered by trained lay tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. EPP delivers practical evidence-based tools as well as drawing on tutors’ own experiences of successful self-management, helping participants to manage their health condition and feel more in control. Participants learn how to:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Cope with stress, anxiety and depression
  • Get the most out of local services and relationships with health professionals

The course also covers problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, relaxation techniques, healthy eating and more.

Quotation marksBeing involved in the Expert Patients Programme gave me my life back… Now it’s not just a struggle and rest, but joy too.

Course Dates: 

14th August 2018

Start Date: Tuesday, 14th August 2018
Time: 5.30pm–8.00pm
Venue: Crouch End Health Centre, 45 Middle Lane, London, N8 8PH
End Date: Tuesday, 18th September 2018

23rd August 2018

Start Date: Thursday, 23rd August 2018
Time: 10.00am–12.30pm
Venue: Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, N22 5HJ
End Date: Thursday, 27th September 2018

27th September 2018

Start Date: Thursday, 27th September 2018
Time: 12.00pm–2.30pm
Venue: Tynemouth Road Health Centre, 24 Tynemouth Road, N15 4RH
End Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018

10th October 2018 (Turkish Speaking)

Start Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time: 10.30am–1.00pm
Venue: Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, N22 5HJ
End Date: Wednesday, 21st November 2018

EPP Referral Guidelines
For all information about the courses including how to refer or booking onto the course please contact Davina Lederman, email: Davina.ledermann@nhs.net Tel: 020 7527 1707.


Diabetes Self-Management Programme

The Diabetes Self-Management Programme (DSMP) is a free 7-week course for people who live with type 2 diabetes. DSMP helps participants understand more about diabetes and develop their knowledge, confidence and skills to manage their diabetes more effectively. Topics covered are similar to EPP with additional diabetes-specific components. The 3 hours per week is co-delivered by a lay tutor living with type 2 diabetes and a healthcare professional. Participants report feeling more confident to take control and make positive behaviour changes.

DSMP is suitable for those who have had diabetes for some time and may be struggling to manage, or for those who may be more recently diagnosed and have had some diabetes education (e.g. Conversation Maps) but would benefit from support in putting their learning into action.

Course Dates: 

23rd August 2018

Start Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Time: 1.30pm–4.30pm
Venue: Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, N22 5HJ
End Date: Thursday, 4th October 2018

11th September 2018

Start Date: Tuesday, 11th September 2018
Time: 10.30am–1.30pm
Venue: Tynemouth Road Health Centre, 24 Tynemouth Road, London, N15 4RH
End Date: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

18th October 2018 (Turkish Speaking)

Start Date: Thursday 18th October 2018
Time: 10.00am–1.00pm
Venue: Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, N22 5HJ
End Date: Thursday, 6th December 2018

DSMP Referral Guidelines

For all information about the courses including how to refer or booking onto the course please contact Davina Lederman, email: Davina.ledermann@nhs.net Tel: 020 7527 1707.