NICHS - Taking Control Self-Management Programme

If you’re living with a long-term chest, heart or stroke condition, then our Taking Control Self-Management Programme provides a range of skills which will help you to manage your condition better and improve your confidence. It also connects you to people with similar conditions, who understand what it’s like to live with a long–term condition.

The programme, which is free to attend, is run by NICHS under licence from Stanford University. It involves 6 weekly workshops, each lasting for two-and-a-half hours and covers the following topics:

  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Managing symptoms
  • Medication ‘how-to’
  • Working with your healthcare team
  • Setting weekly goals
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Better communication
  • Handling difficult emotions
  • How to relax
  • Tips for eating well

Click here to make a referral