Are you living a long-term physical or mental health condition or looking after a loved one? Would you like to cope better, feel more in control of your emotions and be more resilient?

The NHS and Hope For The Community CIC are running 12 group self-management programme called the Hope Programme. The Programme was co-created with users and with researchers at Coventry University to make sure it is rooted in science.

What will the course involve?

You will be asked to enrol on a six week online Hope Programme. The courses focuses on you and your wellbeing.

  • Learn whenever you like, at a pace that suits you. Please note that the course is not delivered in a way for people to be on “at the same time”. It takes about 2 hours to go through the materials each week, but you can do this at your own pace and time that suits. Some people do chunks of 20mins some people do more or less whenever they can find the time
  • Learn wherever you like. You can access the course on desktop, tablet or smartphone. You will require an internet connection to complete the course.
  • You can learn whatever you like. If you do not enjoy some of the content or activities, just skip it or bookmark it and come back to it later.
  • Share and learn from each other. We all have a story to share and we learn best with others. If you want to, make sure you join in the page discussions, forum topics and by liking and commenting on others posts.
Each week we will cover topics like: smarter goal setting • priorities and values • living positively • character strengths • physical activity • eating well • managing stress • coping with fatigue • finding things to be thankful forThe course includes quizzes, worksheets, audio and video materials, interactive gratitude and goal setting and social networking via email and forums.

Hope aims to teach you how to become more relaxed, improve your confidence in setting positive goals, learn stress and fatigue management skills and explore any worries you experience when living with long-term physical or mental health condition.

Around 50 people take part in the course, supported by trained facilitators.

Find out more here