EPP (Expert Patients Programme)

The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a free course for anyone living with 1, or more, long-term health condition in Croydon. The 6-week course is designed to boost your health and wellbeing, find solutions to common problems and help you feel more confident to manage your condition.

EPP has also been shown to support people taking their first steps to tackle obesity, we include this as a long-term health condition as it can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, etc. Obesity can also affect your quality of life and lead to psychological problems, such as depression and low self-esteem.

EPP complements the care and support you already receive from healthcare professionals and will make you aware of other services and resources available in your area.

Weekly sessions cover a range of topics including:

  • Managing stress

  • Planning for the future

  • Communicating with family, friends and health care

    professionals

  • Finding other health services in the community

  • Managing symptoms

  • Dealing with pain and tiredness

  • Coping with feelings of depression and anxiety

  • Healthy eating

  • Exercise

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How has EPP helped other people?

People who have taken part in the course have reported that it has helped them to:

  • Feel confident and more in control of their life

  • Manage their condition and treatment together with healthcare professionals

  • Be realistic about the impact of their condition on themselves and their family

  • Use their new skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life

How does it work?

The course is delivered over 6 weeks, in sessions lasting 2.5 hours with refreshment breaks included. There’s also an opportunity at the end of the session to chat and get to know the other people in your group.

How can I take part in a course?

The course is open to self-referrals, as well as referrals from doctors and other professionals.

What will it cost?

FREE. The course is free for anyone who has 1, or more, long-term health conditions.

Contact:

To register on a course, or for more information contact:

Email: epp@arccltd.com

Tel: 020 8684 3784

Who runs the course?

Each course is delivered by 2 fully trained tutors. The tutors will have a personal experience of living with a long-term health condition.

Available Course

Course 19 -  Online Friday Evenings
 

6pm - 8:30pm
 

Zoom
 

Fri 4th Nov - Fri 9th December 2022

Course 20 - Saturday Afternoons

 

12:30pm - 3pm

The Hub, 38 Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF

Sat 5th November - Sat 10th December 2022

Course 21 - Wednesday Afternoons


12pm – 2.30pm
 

The Hub, 38 Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF
 

Wed 9th November - Wed 14th December 2022

Course 22 - Online Monday Evenings 


6pm - 8:30pm


Zoom
 

Mon 16th January - Mon 20th February 2023

Course 23 - Tuesday Afternoons 


12pm – 2.30pm
 

Wellness Centre, in the Whitgift Shopping Centre (opposite Waterstone bookshop),1st floor
 

Tues 17th January - Tues 21st February 2023 

Course 24 - Wednesday Afternoons
 

12pm – 2.30pm
 

The Hub, 38 Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF
 

Wed 25th January - Wed 1st March 2023

Course 25 - Wednesday Afternoons


12pm – 2.30pm
 

The Hub, 38 Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF

Wed 16th November - Wed 21st December 2022

Course 26 - Online Monday Evenings 


6pm - 8:30pm


Zoom
 

Mon 16th January - Mon 20th February 2023

Course 27 - Tuesday afternoons


12pm – 2.30pm
 

Wellness Centre, in the Whitgift Shopping Centre (opposite Waterstone bookshop),1st floor
 

Tues 17th January - Tues 21st February 2023 

Course 28 - Wednesday afternoons
 

12pm – 2.30pm
 

The Hub, 38 Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF
 

Wed 25th January - Wed 1st March 2023