Long-Term Conditions

Everyone experiences things differently but it can be very common to feel low, anxious or worried when you have a Long Term Condition (LTC).

This can effect the things that you used to do, or you could be avoiding things you enjoy due to worrying if it will make you feel worse.

Sometime the stress of having a LTC can make it even more difficult to look after our health and wellbeing. It can be more difficult to eat well, see friends, sleep well, or go for a walk when we are feeling worried or low.

Having a long-term health condition can be frustrating or worrying at times. It is also very common for health conditions to affect how you feel and then for your mood to affect your health condition. This can lead to feeling stressed, low, anxious or worried.

Newham Talking Therapies provides a range of one-off webinars and treatment groups for people struggling with mental health issues around their physical and long-term health conditions and is here to help you manage your health condition and improve your wellbeing.

One-Off Workshops

Cardiac Rehab: Living with a heart condition can be emotionally challenging and you may sometimes feel anxious, low and isolated. These complex feelings are normal and this webinar can offer support and advice to help you cope.
AIMS: to help provide psychological support for the anxiety and depression often associated with a heart event, or living with a heart condition.

Managing Chronic Pain: Living with chronic pain isn’t easy. It’s not only painful, but it can be incredibly draining and even debilitating to your mental health. This workshop is aimed at those experiencing chronic pain, which is having a significant impact on their daily functioning.
AIMS: to offer an introduction to psychological techniques for helping you manage your pain and improve your quality of life.

Diabetes: Diabetes & Wellbeing for patients with Type 1&2 diabetes. This workshop is aimed at individuals experiencing anxiety or depression due to having diabetes or if it is making it harder to cope with managing their conditions.
AIMS: To introduce the idea of how having diabetes impacts mental health and vice versa and look at techniques to cope better psychologically.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): IBS is not a psychological disorder but has come to be closely linked with both stress and anxiety. This workshop will help you develop strategies to cope with the anxiety associated with IBS and find your path to dealing with the condition as it affects you.
AIMS: To offer an introduction to psychological techniques for helping you manage your digestive system symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Long COVID: The physical symptoms of long COVID mean that some people have had to adjust to a different way of life. Many of those suffering from long COVID have found that they feel completely cut off from the world, unable to take pleasure from activities they once enjoyed, frightened of what their future holds and unsure of whether they’ll ever be able to return to their previous way of life. This workshop is aimed at those who are experiencing physiological and psychological symptoms from having COVID.
AIMS: To introduce you to psychological techniques to help manage the fatigue and reduction in activity due to physical symptoms

Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): We all have physical symptoms – painful or uncomfortable feelings in the body – at different times in our lives. Usually they get better on their own, without any treatment. If they don’t, we might ask a doctor about them. Usually a physical cause can be found – but sometimes it can’t. This is often referred to as “medically unexplained symptoms”, because they are not due to a physical illness in the body. To deal with this, we need to think about causes that are not just physical. This workshop is aimed to help those who are experiencing bodily sensations and these feelings are enough to disrupt your day-to-day life these sensations can also be known as Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
AIMS: To introduce you to the idea of how having these physical sensations impacts mental health and vice versa and look at techniques to cope better psychologically

Respiratory Conditions: For people living with long-term respiratory conditions such as CODP, Chronic Asthma or other lung conditions, the physical challenges of managing the disease can sometimes affect their mood and emotional health. Most patients understandably experience feelings of sadness, fear and worry at times. If those feelings don’t go away after a few weeks, or they start to affect your ability to keep up with normal activities and enjoy life, then you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. This workshop will help you start to develop your resilience to the mental health effect of your condition and start to make a difference in your ways of coping with your symptoms.
AIMS: To introduce the crossover between psychological impact on managing physical health by looking at techniques to cope better.

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Treatment Group

Taking Charge of Your Health: Living with long-term illness can throw your life out of order. It can interfere with your plans and how you see yourself. It can make you angry or even depressed. You may also feel alone. TCOYH Take Charge of Your Health is suitable for people who have a long term physical health condition and are struggling to cope. The sessions include help, support and guidance on how to manage pain and can help you feel like you are regaining control of your life.

Interested in this treatment group?
If you are already referred, please speak to your therapist or call us on 020 8475 8080. If you are not referred to us, it’s easy to refer yourself here. Alternatively, give us a call on 020 8475 8080.