The newly-formed and professionally-trained local group of Arthritis Care volunteers invites all those who share their lives with a long-term condition (LTC) to join them for a series of fun, interactive, and free workshops which explore the topic of ‘self management’.
The aim of the workshops is to enable people with LTCs to step into the driving seat of their lives, and to help carers, friends and families understand how best to support this.
Self management is not about ‘going it alone’ and all about choosing what help is required from whom. Neither is it a set programme which tells people what to do; it’s more about exploring what would work best for each individual.
As those who live with, or care about someone with a LTC face challenges of their own, the workshops are also open to them. Although the course is developed and funded by Arthritis Care, there is no focus on medical details and so it is relevant to all who have arthritis and other long-term conditions which seriously affect day-to-day living.
Four separate, stand-alone workshops will be delivered over the next three months, starting with the first module “Introducing Self-Management” on Monday 1st December 2014 to be held at ‘The Shed’ behind Martin’s Memorial Church on Francis Street.
The three-hour session will start with some light refreshments at 5.30pm.
Although the first course will be held in Stornoway, it is hoped that this will be followed by events on the other islands in the spring of 2015.
Anyone interested please contact Keiran McAuley on Telephone No: 0141 954 7776 or e.mail: KeiranM@arthritiscare.org.uk.