When you are diagnosed with a medical condition, you may be scared and worried about what the future holds.
A medical condition can significantly impact on your day to day life and the lives of your loved ones.
Each medical condition is different and comes with its own set of challenges, and the one to one support we offer is very much tailored to you and your needs.
We can provide support and guidance to help you understand more about your condition and how you can manage it
effectively so that you are able to feel more in control and better able to cope.
Supporting NHS active recovery
We have been working closely with Trusts to develop both perioperative/prehab/rehab for a range of conditions and additional specific, targeted interventions as part of active recovery support.
We are supporting some of the ICS aims – core 20+ 5 to deliver at place and in neighbourhoods of lowest super output areas. We will be a key provider in delivering some of the Waiting Well across Newcastle and Northumberland to improve perioperative care for patients with diabetes (improve glucose control, reduce complications and impact on the long-term health of the patient).
We are always exploring ways to work with Universities, Public Health, the NHS and other partnership organisations in the region, to support those with diagnosed conditions.
If you would like to find out more about how we can support you please contact us.
We have delivered Pre-operative uncontrolled diabetes reversal before elective and major surgery – Pre-Op DREAMS, with fantastic outcomes. This work recently won an Innovation Award supported by the Academic Science Network.
We offer 1-2-1 support for people with Type 2 Diabetes, supporting you to achieve a healthier lifestyle, looking at Type 2 diabetes in more depth, giving you a better understanding of the condition and how best to manage it. Throughout the sessions we will be going through different topics in the programme including; understanding your condition, tips and advice on how to plan your diet better, stress management and more. We will support you to set some small, realistic goals each week which will help you to achieve a healthier diet and lifestyle, taking control of your Diabetes.
Please contact us to find out more.
ESCAPE-pain rehabilitation programme
ESCAPE pain stands for Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using exercise.
ESCAPE-Pain is a free 6-week rehabilitation programme for patients referred via TIMS (Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services) with long-term knee and/or hip arthritis. The free programme is offered in Newcastle and Gateshead and consists of 2 sessions per week, each session involving 45mins structured exercises and 15mins education with the topic being around improving lifestyle factors.
The ultimate goal of this programme is to help patients with self-management and develop coping strategies to manage their arthritis symptoms. We also offer ESCAPE-Pain programmes for people with Chronic Back Pain for people referred by TIMS.
ESCAPE-Pain people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.
You can refer yourself to the programme on the Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (TIMS) website.
After reading through the information, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘self referral tool’. TIMS will then be in touch for an assessment, and if you are eligible you will be put onto the next local cohort!
Healthworks deliver ESCAPE pain at the following venues:
- Health Resource Centre, Benwell, NE4 8BE
- East End Pool, Byker, NE6 1AL
- Barmoor Hub, Ryton, NE40 3AG
- Felling Community Centre, Gateshead, NE10 0NF
Details of session days and times will be provided once you are referred.
Long COVID exercise programme
Research has shown long COVID symptoms of tiredness and fatigue can be improved by increasing physical activity levels through moderate exercise and by adopting positive lifestyle changes. We offer a free six week Long COVID Programme which includes appropriate exercise and healthy lifestyle advice and support.
This programme is based on a pilot project developed by Northumbria University and an expert advisory panel member for managing the long term-effects of COVID-19.
Self-referring to the Long Covid Programme
You can now refer yourself directly to Healthworks Long COVID Service. Alternatively, you can request to be referred by your GP or health professional.
Symptoms of Long COVID include but are not limited to:
- Problems with memory and concentration (brain fog)
- Mood changes (anxiety or depression)
- Chest Pain
- Heart Palpitations
- High Temperature
If you have any of the following symptoms, please ensure you have seen your GP before referring yourself to the Long COVID Service.
A few questions about you:
1. Have you had symptoms for more than 12 weeks?
Yes – proceed to the next question
No – Unfortunately we are unable to accept your referral at this time as your symptoms have not persisted for more than 12 weeks. If your symptoms continue to persist for more than 12 weeks, please refer yourself then.)
2. Are you aged 18 or over?
Yes -proceed to the next question
No – Unfortunately if you are under the age of 18 you are unable to participate in the programme,
3. Have you visited your GP or a medical professional regarding your Long COVID symptoms?
Yes -proceed to the next question
No – please ensure you have seen your GP before referring yourself to the Long COVID Service
4. Has your GP ruled out other causes of your symptoms?
Yes – For example, blood tests, Chest X-Ray and ECG.
No – You can now refer yourself directly to the Healthworks Long COVID Service – please complete the referral form below.
Long Covid Programme Request
This form is used to register interest in a place in the Healthworks Long Covid Programme
Once we have received your request, you will receive a call from one of our Health Improvement Practitioners to introduce ourselves, find out if the programme is suitable for you and outline what happens next.
We offer the Programme every Tuesday 5:30 pm-6:30 pm at The Health Resource Centre, Adelaide Terrace, Benwell, NE4 8BE.
As we do up date our timetable regularly and class times are subject to change, we would advise checking with us for confirmed session times by calling us on 0191 272 4244.
AAA is a research project in collaboration with Northumbria University and NHS Newcastle trust, it’s a 12-week virtual exercise and behaviour intervention for patients with low grade Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. The study is designed to assess the feasibility of a home-based multimodal telehealth invention and improve the health and well-being of patients with AAA.
TEXT-PAD is a research project in collaboration with Northumbria University and NHS Newcastle trust, it’s a 12-week virtual exercise and behaviour intervention for patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAT). The study is designed to assess the feasibility of a home-based multimodal telehealth invention and improve the health and well-being of patients with PAD.
Find out more about our Research Work here.
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