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 local people 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.


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.

The next course in Haringey will take place as follows:

Start Date: Thursday, 8th June 2017

End Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: Tynemouth Road Health Centre, 24 Tynemouth Road, London, N15 4RH

EPP Referral Guidelines | Additional EPP course dates

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.

The next DSMP course in Haringey starts as follows:

Start Date: Monday, 5th June 2017

End Date: Friday, 17th July 2017

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue: Tynemouth Road Health Centre, 24 Tynemouth Road, London, N15 4RH

DSMP Referral Guidelines | Additional DSMP course dates

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.