We have specialist training in treating people with long term physical health conditions as well as anxiety or depression.
Living with a long term health condition can be stressful and some people may feel anxious, depressed, have difficulty sleeping, feel isolated and/or difficulty coping with symptoms.
We offer support for people living with conditions including:
Diabetes can be a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become unstable.
There are 2 main types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes – where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.
Cardiac disease is a general term for different conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties and impact oxygen levels.
Chronic pain or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
Long term pain or fatigue puts a lot of stress on the brain and cognitive issues such as low mood, difficulty with memory or concentration are familiar, no matter what the underlying condition is.
Chronic pain/fatigue and its psychological effects have the potential to reduce quality of life, not only for the patient but for the family as well. Under-managed chronic pain/fatigue may lead to less sleep, exhaustion, more stress, relationship and work problems and psychological distress so it is important to be able to intervene in this cycle to improve pain management and psychological welfare.
For some people, chronic pain has an underlying cause such as an injury, for other people chronic pain may result from an underlying health condition such as irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. In some cases however there might not be an identified reason.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition that can cause abdominal pain, bloating with or without diarrhoea and other symptoms.
Long Covid is a post-Covid syndrome that can cause fatigue, breathlessness and other symptoms.
For more information see our Long Term Health Conditions page.
Page last reviewed: 6 April, 2023