LiveWell with Chronic Pain and LiveWell with Chronic Conditions Programs

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The LiveWell with Chronic Pain and LiveWell with Chronic Conditions programs are programs that provide workshops to help people take charge of their life and get the support they need to find practical ways to deal with pain and chronic conditions.

The LiveWell with Chronic Conditions program commenced in Saskatchewan in 2002 and is available in every health region. TheLiveWell with Chronic Pain program was introduced to the province in 2013 and is available in several health regions. The programs are delivered under licence from Stanford University through the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, by trained leaders.The program is free. Pairs of leaders facilitate workshops for groups of people once a week, for 2.5 hours, over the course of six consecutive weeks. The results of this program suggest an increase in participant wellbeing and an increase in self-confidence when managing one’s own health.

To register, please call 306-766-7370 or email healthpromotionrqhr@rqhealth.ca.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain Brochure
LiveWell with Chronic Conditions

Program Includes:

  • Set of six – 2.5 hours workshops.
  • Each participant attending LiveWell with Chronic Conditions workshop receive a free textbook called, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.
  • Participants in the LiveWell with Chronic Pain workshop receive a free textbook called, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain and a Moving Easy Program CD.

The six-week program provides information, but is not limited to: problem solving and action plans, exercise, cognitive symptom management, nutrition, fatigue and symptom management, use of medications, dealing with difficult emotions, and communication.

The groups are practical and interactive with a focus on skill building in order to manage one’s own health while maintaining an active and fulfilling life.

Eligibility

The programs are designed for individuals and/or their caregivers who have chronic pain and/or a chronic health condition such as but not limited to: anxiety/panic disorder, arthritis, asthma/COPD/lung disease, cancer, chronic heartburn/acid reflux, chronic pain, CHF, Depression, Diabetes, Hepatitis/HIV, High Blood pressure, Inflammatory bowel disease, Kidney Stones, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Renal Failure, and Stroke. This program is designed for adults of any age.

NOTE: Participants must be willing and able to participate in a group environment and set goals.

Contact
To register, please call 306-766-7370 or healthpromotionrqhr@rqhealth.ca.

Locations

Three locations are currently being utilized in the community.

Eastview Community Centre
615 6th Avenue, Regina

North East Community Centre
160 Broad Street, Regina

Sunrise Library
3130 Woodhams Drive, Regina

Wascana Rehabilitation Centre
2180 - 23rd Avenue, Regina

Workshops are also available in rural locations.

Upcoming Workshops

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions - North East Community Centre, 160 Broad Street - Wednesdays, September 28 to November 2, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions - Sunrise Library, 3130 Woodhams Drive - Thursdays, September 15 to October 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Tuesdays, January 24 to February 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain

LiveWell with Chronic Pain - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Thursdays, October 20 to November 24, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

LiveWell with Chronic Pain - Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue - Thursdays, January 26 to March 2, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Weekend and evening classes are offered upon demand.

Note: Weekend and evening classes are offered upon demand. Group dates and times change based on enrollment. Please call 306-766-7370 for information on the next group available.

Leader Training Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteer peer leaders to co-lead this six week program. Leaders receive four full days of training as well as a leader's manual and would ideally commit to leading a minimum of 2 six week sessions.

Please call, 306-766-7370 if you are interested in sharing the tools that help people with chronic conditions and pain improve their lives.

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