Information sessions

Our education and information sessions are held every 2-3 weeks and cover four important topics that will support your recovery.

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The sessions are held at Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, and are there to

  • 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 21 October 2019, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Healthy heart and stress

Monday 4 November 2019, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Healthy eating and exercise

Monday 18 November 2019, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Understanding your heart and pills

Monday 2 December 2019, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Understanding your lung condition

Monday 9 December 2019, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Healthy heart and stress followed by:-

Monday 9 December 2019, 12.30 – 2.00 pm: Xmas special! Join us for mince pies and nibbles

Monday 6 January 2020, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Healthy eating and exercise

Monday 20 January 2020, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Understanding your heart and pills

Monday 3 February 2020, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm: Basic life support


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.

 

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