Free Self-Management Courses in Abingdon


The Expert Patients Programme Community Interest Company (EPP CIC) has been commissioned by Oxfordshire PCT to provide 8 courses in self-management for patients, in order to help people manage their day-to-day situation better by themselves and enjoy a better quality of life.

Across the Oxfordshire area there will be eight Choosing self-management for Life courses for people living with a long-term health condition..

The courses are free for people to attend and have been shown to help people manage their condition better and reduce unscheduled GP visits and emergency admissions.  The courses help to reduce feelings of isolation and depression, encourage a healthier lifestyle and improve relationships with friends, family and practitioners.  They run over seven weekly sessions, each lasting three hours. The sessions are delivered by two trained facilitators who have first-hand experience of the living with a long-term condition themselves.

The next course will take place on Tuesday mornings from  02/07/2013 to 13/08/2013 at Abingdon Baptist Church Hall, 35 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG

Further information on how self-management can support people with long-term health conditions is available at  including case studies of previous participants and recent research into the cost benefit of self-care.