Leanne Connolly from the Thistle Foundation talks about their work over the last 18 months and shares more information about their courses and services that can support people with long-term conditions.
Over the last year and a half Thistle has been providing well-being and self-management support to people living with long term health conditions, long Covid or facing challenging life situations.
Thistle has over 15 years’ experience and our Scotland-wide programme of support has received some really positive feedback from referrers.
“I can see the advantage of your service. It’s massive to my service, so productive.” (NHS Specialist Nurse referrer)
At Thistle, we want to reach as many people as possible who need our support and below you’ll find more information about our courses and services, the impact they have and how you can refer people to us.
Lifestyle Management Course
From 20th July 2022 we will run a 10 week lifestyle management course for people living with long-term health conditions, which includes long COVID and/or people facing challenging life situations.
This online course takes place over Zoom and lasts approximately three hours. It provides people with a range of tools to support them with learning how to self-manage their individual situation and get back in control. More information for people looking for support can be found in the Thistle LifestyleManagementCourse leaflet.
We have developed a range of well-being support that can be tailored to the individual including:
- 1 -1 well-being coaching or online
- support to develop personalised well-being plans
- online mindfulness courses
- social prescribing and peer support
More information about these courses can be found in our Thistle National Wellbeing Service Leaflet (VF)
People can self-refer by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 661 3366. Community Link Workers and other professionals can also make a referral for these courses by using our Thistle Wellbeing Service Referral Form (National)
Guest blogger Leanne Connolly is Thistle Health and Wellbeing National Development Lead.