Who is this for?
The service is for people aged 18 and over registered with a West Sussex GP who are in need of support to cope with/manage some of the following long-term health conditions:
- Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
- A cardiac (heart) condition.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (lung) Disease (COPD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Musculoskeletal pain
Living with any of these conditions can be difficult to manage. Patients may become worried, anxious or low in mood and may benefit from support either to adjust to a new diagnosis or at a later stage as their condition progresses.
What to expect
Time to Talk Health therapists and healthcare practitioners work with patients and their nurses and doctors in order to achieve the outcomes people want, for example to:
- Make and sustain healthy lifestyle changes - no matter how big or small.
- Better manage medication.
- Overcome fears, anxieties or low mood related to living with their condition(s).
- Reduce the impact of the condition(s) on work, family life and other activities.
- Improve knowledge and understanding of the condition(s) and related symptoms.
Working closely with a range of other professionals the service offers a variety of interventions to improve health and wellbeing, such as:
- Phone consultations at a time that suits.
- One-to-one sessions.
- Group work with others who experience the same symptoms.
How To Access:
Patients can contact the service directly or ask their GP or other healthcare professional to refer them the contact details below.
- Tel: 01273 666480 (a message can be left outside of working hours and will be responded to the next working day)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online referral
Time to Talk Health is available Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm