Expert Patients Programme

Helping you to regain your independence, manage everyday situations and boost your mental health and wellbeing if you're living with a long-term condition.

Contact us

0300 123 1220
Mobile: 07944935047
kcht.epp@nhs.net

Who we are

We are a team of volunteer facilitators who run a free, six-week course – called the Expert Patients Programme – to help you regain your confidence and take control of your health.

What we do

If you’re living with a long-term condition, we know exactly how you feel. Managing a long-term condition doesn‘t have to be hard. Our Expert Patients Programme can help you to regain your independence, manage everyday situations and boost your mental health and wellbeing.

We aim to help you to take more control of your health by learning new skills to manage your condition. Our course covers:

  • dealing with pain and tiredness
  • coping with feelings of depression, stress and anxiety
  • relaxation techniques and exercise
  • healthy eating
  • communicating with family, friends and healthcare professionals
  • planning for the future.

When it comes to your life; you really are the expert.

How do you use this service?

You can contact the service direct using the information given above or you can use the online booking form on the right-hand side of this page or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Current courses

Managing your long-term condition doesn’t have to be hard. The Expert Patients Programme, a free six-week course run by people like you, can help you to regain your independence, manage everyday situations and boost your mental and emotional wellbeing.

  • Canterbury
    Wacher Suite, Kent MS Therapy Centre, Bradbury House, Merton Lane (North), Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7DZ
    Mondays from 14 October to 18 November, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Queenborough
    Castle Connections, Railway Terrace, Queenborough, Kent, ME11 5AY
    Mondays from 16 September to 28 October, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Dover
    Dover Leisure Centre, Fitness Fields, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, CT16 3FZ
    Fridays from 1 November to 6 December, 12.30 to 3pm
  • Ashford
    One You Shop, Unit 25,  Park Mall, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8RY
    Mondays from 11 November to 16 December, 10am to 12.30pm

To book a place, call 0300 123 1220.

Your comments

February 2018

Appreciate course being available to our group. Tutors understanding of group dynamic during the course.

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