Breeze

Long Term Conditions Programme
Breeze Long Term Conditions Programme

What is the Breeze Long Term Conditions Programme?
Breeze is a comprehensive self-management programme for people living with one or more long-term conditions. It has been specifically designed to support people with long-term conditions to not only develop the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to manage their condition, but also to help them keep active in their lives. It aims to sustain and spread self-management support to others and reframe how people view their role as a patient and access health service activities.

How Long is the Breeze Programme?
Six weeks - participants attend six interactive sessions, each one lasting two hours. Participants also have the option to attend the weekly Breeze low intensity exercise activity session and also the Breeze Digital Inclusion session – these sessions will run throughout the life of the programme and offer an opportunity for participants to sustain behaviour change, social inclusion and improved self-management of their condition.

What do the six sessions include?
The sessions support and motivate people to take an active role in their own health and are delivered in a friendly and informal environment that encourages shared learning.

Each session is themed and covers a different topic and is delivered by a specialist within the field – including dieticians, welfare and benefits, assistive technology and mental health and wellbeing.

Where is the Breeze Programme delivered?
The current programme is delivered at Europa Leisure Centre, Birkenhead

Does Breeze the Program replace existing programs and treatments?
Breeze will not conflict with existing programs or treatment as it has been designed to enhance regular treatment and disease-specific education.

How was the Program developed?
This programme is based on evidence from Health Junction’s pilot programme for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The programme demonstrated impressive outcomes amongst the participants including sustained behaviour change in terms of exercise uptake and statistically significant improvements in self-efficacy which appeared to be associated with stable levels of depression and anxiety. People reported increased confidence to manage their condition, improvements in psychological wellbeing and high satisfaction with the programme.

How to take part in the Breeze Long Term Conditions Programme?
For more details please contact Health Junction 0771 4820166 or Email: info@healthjunction.org.uk