EPP Cymru

EPP Cymru (Education Programmes for Patients) provide and deliver a range of free health and wellbeing courses aimed at adults who are living with or caring for someone with a long term health condition(s).

EPP Cymru courses will help you to:

  • Recognise and manage symptoms
  • Develop more effective relationships with those supporting you
  • Work in partnership with healthcare staff
  • Develop new skills and knowledge to improve your quality of life
  • Have more confidence

The courses are run by trained tutors with personal experience of a health condition or a caring role.  The programmes are scripted and frequent assessments ensure consistent quality in delivery.

Courses available

Health and Wellbeing course
Courses are 2½ hours a week for 6 weeks.
A course held in the local community for anyone living with any long term health condition(s).
Course overview

Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
The course is a 3 hour session.
A half day course to introduce some ‘tools’ and information to improve your ability to manage your health and wellbeing.
Course overview

Diabetes Self Management
Courses are 2½ hours a week for 6 weeks.
A course held in the local community for people living with type 2 diabetes.
Course overview

Living with Shortness of Breath
Courses are 3 hours a week for 7 weeks.
A course held in the local community for people living with or caring for someone with a respiratory or lung condition.
Course overview

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving
Courses are 2½ hours a week for 6 weeks.
A course held in the local community for people who have survived cancer or have been affected by someone else's cancer.

Chronic Pain Management course
Courses are 2½ hours a week for 6 weeks.
A course held in the local community for anyone living with chronic pain.
Course overview

Caring for Me and You
Courses are 2½ hours a week for 6 weeks.
A course held in the local community for anyone caring for someone with a long term health condition.
Course overview

Participants have the opportunity to achieve learning credits with Agored Cymru for undertaking the 6 week EPP Cymru course if they wish.

For more information, please visit the EPP Cymru website, contact the North Wales EPP Cymru office on 03000 852 280 or e-mail eppcymru.bcuhb@wales.nhs.uk.