Condition Management Programme

The Condition Management Programme helps you manage your health condition to allow you to progress towards, move into and stay in employment. The programme is led by healthcare professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and mental health nurses.

About the Condition Management Programme

The Condition Management Programme provides support and advice to help clients manage conditions including:

  • arthritic complaints
  • back and neck problems
  • chronic fatigue
  • depression
  • pain
  • stress
  • heart, circulatory and respiratory disorders

The programme will help you to:

  • better understand your condition
  • improve your day to day functioning
  • increase your confidence
  • improve your prospects of returning to work or staying in work

It offers advice, education and support on:

  • dealing with stress, anxiety, low mood and depression
  • coping with pain and fatigue
  • relaxation techniques
  • communicating with confidence
  • developing a healthier lifestyle
  • exploring potential options that will help you progress towards employment or help you make a successful return to work

If the programme is suitable for you,  healthcare professionals will give you an action plan to help you manage your condition. They will work with you and support you as the action plan is delivered.

The Condition Management Programme can last up to 12 weeks. Sessions are on a one-to-one basis, with the opportunity to go to group workshops.

Eligibility

You may be able to join the Condition Management Programme if you receive:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support (based upon incapacity)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Jobseekers Allowance

Taking part in the Condition Management Programme is voluntary so it will not affect your benefits.

Apply for the Condition Management Programme

Contact your local Jobs and Benefits office and speak with an employment advisor or contact the Condition Management Programme office in your local Health and Social Care Trust.

On being referred, you will be contacted by a member of the Condition Management Programme team to discuss the programme and whether it meets your needs. 

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