HOPE Programme

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Tel: 01803 210493
Email: Hope Programme

The Trust have now developed a programme to help local people struggling with long term health conditions – build confidence and learn how to manage their condition/s better. The new programme is called HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively), and is based on a course developed by the university of Coventry to help people cope better with long term medical conditions.

The programme helps you to focus on you as a person, not as a long term condition. It helps you to discover new strengths and rediscover old ones to keep yourself well. It also aims to boost your self-confidence and resilience, to help you cope better emotionally, psychologically and practically with your condition.

The course will help you to:

  • Feel more able to support and share your experiences with others to help you feel less isolated.
  • Feel reassured and able to recognise your own potential and enhance your happiness and quality of life.
  • Feel more confident in dealing with emotional issues such as: anxiety, anger, depression and uncertainty.
  • Increase your ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Discover how to use relaxation techniques to refresh your mind and body.
  • Learn how to make plans and achieve goals, that can help you make changes for the better.
  • Use the skills from the course to improve and self-manage your life.

Hope is delivered by health or social care professionals from within the Trust, alongside facilitators that have lived experience, who also have long term conditions (and understand what you are going through).

There are between 6 – 12 people on each course and time is spent in discussions, fun group activities and sharing information. There will also be some suggestions and ideas to try between each session.

Who can attend?

Age 18+ (please be advised that we will be running courses specifically for young people in the future and will be advertising these in the future).

Specifically for people who you feel are overwhelmed with their health issues or who are not so good at self-management. If you wish to bring along a friend, family member, or a carer for support, please do.

How do I book on the course?

You can self-refer by filling the form below, or by using the contact details above. Be aware they will need your full name and contact information and the dates you would like to attend (these cannot be promised as courses will be booked on a first come first served basis). You can also be referred to the programme by your GP or a health professional through the contact info above.

Course dates

HOPE is delivered in six consecutive weekly sessions, and is about two hours long, held in various locations around the bay.

Scheduled courses

New dates will be added as we get programmes scheduled. This does not stop you from filling in the form and requesting to attend, but please be patient as courses are quickly filled.

HOPE Programme for Parents/Carers of Children living with Learning Disabilities or Behavioural Difficulties (ADHD, ASD etc.): 8th January – 12th February 2019, 10am – 12.30pm
Venue: Youth Room in Parkfield, Colin Road, Paignton, TQ3 2NR.

HOPE Programme for People Living with a Rheumatology Condition: 8th January – 12th February 2019, 6pm – 8.30pm
Venue: TAIRU, Torbay Hospital, Lowes Bridge, Torquay, TQ2 7AD.

HOPE for the Health and Social Care Workforce: 17th January – 21st February 2019, 10am- 12.30pm
Venue: Belmont Court (next door to the Newton Road fire station), Newton Road, TQ2 7AD.

HOPE Programme for People Living with Diabetes who are Under the Podiatry Service: 24th January – 7th March 2019, 2pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Chelston Hall Surgery, Old Mill Road, Chelston, Torquay, TQ2 6HW.

Take that first step and come along and find your HOPE!

Course booking form

Please be aware the places on the programme are filled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. We are setting up many more courses, so please keep checking this page.

Please note that once you press the submit button, your information may be sent across the internet unencrypted. Any information supplied is confidential and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act.


We are trying to bring together people with similar conditions for courses. So if you have a condition/s you are willing to share please add below.

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