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Managing the Challenge Programme

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Since 2010 Action Mental Health has been successfully delivering Chronic Pain/Conditions Self-Management courses across the Western Health and Social Care Trust area.

An innovative self-management programme that empowers participants to successfully manage all aspects of living with a long term health condition and pain.

The programme is evidence-informed because it uses research-based techniques and strategies and has been designed with the help of healthcare professionals from the WHSCT with a wide range of knowledge and proven experience in providing support to those in pain.

Perhaps more importantly many others with similar conditions to yours have told us they have benefited greatly from it.

The Managing the Challenge (MTC) programme will help you manage your condition or pain more effectively. It will enable you to deal with pain, fatigue, anxiety and stress by giving you helpful techniques to move more, relax more easily, set goals, problem solve, breathe more effectively and improve your ability to talk about your pain to friends, family and healthcare professionals. Learning to manage your condition and / or pain will significantly improve your quality of life.

There is no cost for the training – it is free to anyone over 18, in the WHSCT area, that has a long term health condition or experiencing ongoing pain and is interested in learning new skills in self-managing their condition or pain.

Courses are delivered by experienced, skilled and empathetic trainers, many who have personal experience of long term health conditions.

The programme is currently being delivered in six weekly, 2.5 hour sessions face to face and remotely via Zoom and this provides an opportunity for participants to share the ideas and experiences of others in a friendly and supportive environment.

We are currently delivering face to face programmes in Limavady, Derry/Londonderry, Strabane, Omagh and Enniskillen and other locations across the WHSCT.

We are confident that the programme could help you to turn down the volume of your pain so that you live the best life you can in spite of having a pain condition.

Further Resources

The ‘Managing the Challenge’ programme is delivered in the Western Trust area in partnership with Action Mental Health.

Locations where this service is delivered


David Tierney, Programme Co-Ordinator

AMH New Horizons Fermanagh

7 Cherrymount Road



BT74 4GN

Call us028 6672 0673

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