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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

This service has been suspended. Participants will be contacted or you can contact us, using the details below.

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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.

  • Queenborough
    Castle Connections, Railway Terrace, Queenborough, Kent, ME11 5AY
    Mondays from 17 February to 23 March – 10.15am to 12.45pm
  • Thanet
    Trinity Resource Centre, St Marys Road, Margate, CT9 3TN
    Wednesdays from 11 March to 15 April – 10.30am to 1pm

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.