Every long term condition will affect different people in different ways. However there are some common issues that can affect a lot of people living with long term conditions. These issues are not in themselves symptoms of mental health problems, but they can be difficult to cope with and can sometimes trigger anxiety, depression and other psychological problems.  Examples of some common long-term health conditions are: diabetes, cancer, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Immune disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and chronic fatigue syndrome

  • it is important to look after your general health and your mental health when you have a long-term health condition
  • living with a long-term health condition can impact negatively on your mental wellbeing
  • you may feel out of control, nervous and worried; you may also feel low in confidence about dealing with your difficulties or adjusting your everyday life around the long-term health condition

How can we help?

We can help you to increase your confidence whilst living with your long-term health condition as well as assist you in managing your mood. This can be either individually, as part of a group or over the telephone

To speak to someone in confidence for advice or to arrange an appointment please contact our team on Freephone 0800 230 0688

For further Information click on the links below

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/Yourhealth/Pages/Livingwith.aspx

http://publications.nice.org.uk/treating-depression-in-adults-with-a-long-term-physical-health-problem-ifp91/depression-and-long-term-physical-health-problems