The “Living Well” programme is a self-management programme for people affected by end stage kidney disease. Living with a chronic health condition can leave people feeling as if they have lost control of their health and wellbeing. The IKA self-management programme is designed to help people learn ways of managing symptoms common to those living with kidney disease. Self-Management is about recognising and understanding that you, and how you live, can make a difference to your illness. By becoming aware of, and putting into practice small changes you can improve your overall quality of life. Anyone affected by end stage kidney disease or their caregiver are welcome to attend the programme.
WHAT IS “LIVING WELL”?
This is a six session self-management programme for people living with kidney disease. It can help you develop the skills you need to become an active selfmanager of your condition and live a happier and healthier life. You decide what is important to you and what you would like to work on.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The programme was designed by Stanford University in California. It has international research to show that the programme works for people with a variety of health conditions and it is used by many organisations in Ireland to support their members.
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
• Managing pain, fatigue and difficult emotions
• Nutrition and exercise methods
• Communicating effectively with your family, friends and healthcare team
• Problem solving and decision making
• How to set manageable goals
• Managing your medications
WHO RUNS THE PROGRAMME?
The weekly sessions are facilitated by 2 trained supervised leaders who have end stage kidney disease themselves. All of our leaders understand the challenges of living with on-going conditions and many use the very same health management techniques you'll learn, during this programme, to cope with their own on-going health conditions.
Register Your Interest in the "Living Well" Programme
Use the contact form below to register your interest and we will be in touch with more information soon.