Managing Long Term Health Conditions

Chronic conditions are those which in most cases cannot be cured, only controlled, and are often life-long and limiting in terms of quality of life.

You may need support adjusting to a diagnosis and / or support with managing your condition. There is a range of help available:

DAP (Disability Advice Project)

Provides welfare rights service to support disabled people, their families and carers. For more information see the link to their website below.

Education Programs for Patients (EPP)

Offer free 6 week health and wellbeing courses to anyone who lives with or cares for people that have long term health conditions. The courses are designed to give the participant tools to actively become self-managers of many of the symptoms associated with living with a long term health condition or for those who care for people who have them. The courses are all led by Volunteers who also live with long term conditions and have become tutors after being participants on the courses. For more information find them on Facebook.

Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies for people living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses are promoted as a natural way to help you relax and cope with stress, anxiety, headache and pain.
For more information click on the link below.

National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS)

If you have a chronic health condition, or are at risk of developing one and may benefit from being more physically active you can ask at Blaenavon Medical Practice for a referral to the National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) - WLGA.

Oak

For information and support on managing osteoarthritis of the knee and low back pain there are resources and links to courses available at OAK - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (nhs.wales).

Disability Sports Wales

If you have a disability and are interested in becoming more physically active check out the Disability Sports Wales website.

Or contact the local Disability Sports Officer Holly Hinchey.

Carers Support

For information on the support available to carers of people with long term health conditions please see the link below.

Diabetes

For more information visit the Aneurin Bevan Website.

We strive to make our community Healthy & Happy