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Improving the Lives of People with Long-Term Conditions

What is it?

Empower is a research-based, free self-management programme that helps you to cope with your long-term health conditions.

The programme provides you with a range of lifestyle techniques to help you take control of your condition increase your confidence and improve your quality of life.

Who can Take Part?

  • Anyone with one or more long-term health conditions. This programme is suitable for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to: Fibromyalgia, diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, COPD, IBS
  • Anyone aged 18+
  • Anyone who lives or is registered with a GP within the Hull or ER area
What Topics Does the Programme Cover?
  • Dealing with your pain and fatigue
  • Coping with the negative emotions associated with your condition, including anger and depression
  • The benefits of healthy eating and exercise
  • Learning to set achievable health-related goals
  • Communicating with your family, friends and healthcare professionals about your condition
  • Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Difficult Emotion
How will it benefit you?

By attending the 6 week programme you can:  

  • learn new skills to manage your health condition
  • meet new people and share similar experiences
  • Improve your quality of life
What are the Course Details?
  • The programme runs on one day a week for six weeks
  • The sessions last for 2.5 hours, and are delivered in different locations across the city
  • The sessions are delivered by Tutors. Tutors are volunteers who have experience or knowledge of long-term health conditions.
Tuesday 11th June 6pm-8.30pm Online
Monday 15th July 6pm-8.30pm Online
Tuesday 27th August 6pm-8.30pm Online
Monday    7th October 10am-12.30pm  Wilberforce Heath centre 
Tuesday  12th November 10am-12.30pm Calvert centre