Our education and information sessions are held every 2-3 weeks and cover four important topics that will support your recovery.
- help you learn more about your heart condition,
- give you the opportunity to pick up some leaflets and tips from other patients, and
- enable you to ask questions about your recovery.
There are five talks that we repeat throughout the year:
Healthy eating and exercise
Information on a heart healthy diet, tips on losing weight and food labelling, plus general advice on what exercise to do and how to do it safely.
Understanding your heart and pills
How the heart works, what can go wrong, what do the tests mean, and what all those cardiac pills are for.
Healthy heart and stress
What can you do to keep your heart healthy, the effect stress can have on the heart and how you can manage this.
Basic life support
Explanations and demonstrations of what to do in an emergency situation.
Understanding your lung condition
Information on different respiratory conditions and tips on how to manage them in the long term.
Dates and times are as follows:
Monday 24 February 2020, 10.00 – 12.30: Understanding your lung condition
Monday 9 March 2020 ,10.00 – 12.30: Healthy heart and stress
Monday 23 March 2020, 10.00 – 12.30: Healthy eating and exercise Cancelled Monday 6 April 2020 ,10.00 – 12.30: Understanding your heart and pills Cancelled Monday 20 April 2020, 10.00 – 12.30: Understanding your lung condition Cancelled
You are free to attend these in any order and as many times as you and your family need, as there is a lot of information to take in in one go.
You do not need to make an appointment or be referred by your doctor – just turn up on the day.
We have a short tea/coffee break halfway through with an opportunity to talk to a member of the team and chat to other patients.