Long Term Conditions

Having a long-term condition can affect all areas of our life, not just our physical health. Telford Wellbeing Service is now providing a new service to help people with diabetes and respiratory conditions, such as COPD and Asthma, maintain the best possible health for them.

 

Who are we?

 The Primary Care Wellbeing Service is a free NHS Service providing a range of recommended support for people. Our new service for people with diabetes and respiratory conditions focuses on helping people claim back their quality of life, as well as their physical health.

 

 

syringeHow can we help with Diabetes?

Whether you have been diagnosed recently, or having been living with diabetes for a while, it can have a huge effect on day to day life. People with diabetes sometimes struggle with:

  • Difficulty remembering to take medication, or injections
  • Not wanting people to know about their condition
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Panic about having a hypo, or embarrassment if they do
  • Feeling tired and a lack of energy
  • Poor appetite or overeating, or eating healthily
  • Little motivation to do daily tasks
  • Worry about their condition, or things getting worse
  • Feeling low in mood, and “down in the dumps”
  • Feeling frustrated and angry about how to manage their condition
  • Having mood swings, and not knowing how to change this
  • Feeling socially left out, or that people are judging them

If any of this sounds relevant to you, we may be able to help you improve your mood, worry less, and gain more motivation.

 

 

inhalerHow can we help with COPD/Asthma?

Whether you have been diagnosed recently, or have been living with a respiratory condition for a while, it can have a huge effect on day to day life. People with these long term conditions sometimes struggle with:

  • Remembering to take medication, such as inhalers which can prevent flare-ups or the condition worsening
  • Getting to regular appointments to keep a check on their health
  • Stopping or giving up smoking
  • Not being as active as they once were because of increased breathlessness, coughing , or chest tightening
  • Feeling panicky or anxious when they become breathless
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling tired and a lack of energy
  • Eating healthily or maintaining a healthy weight
  • Worry about their condition, or things getting worse
  • Feeling low in mood, and “down in the dumps”
  • Feeling frustrated and angry about how to manage their condition
  • Feeling socially left out, or that people are judging them
  • If any of this sounds relevant to you, we may be able to help you improve your mood, worry less, and gain more motivation.

 

What do we do?

We offer a type of support called CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT looks at how our thoughts and behaviour affect the way we feel. Our aim is to give people tools with which to manage their mood and condition, in order for them to feel happier, healthier and more in control of life.

 

How will it work?

You can self-refer to us by calling 01952 457415, where someone will take all your details. We will then invite you to an initial assessment, which will be face-to-face or via telephone.

At your assessment we will ask you to fill out some questionnaires, discuss your confidentiality and find out how your condition is affecting you. We will then explain the type of treatment we can offer, and what we can do to help you.

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