Managing The Challenge

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

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

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.

“Great Zoom meetings. I will miss my MTC sessions.”

“The course was fab. It was great for feeling that you belong and that there are others who suffer the same symptoms.”

“The trainer was a ray of sunshine on a dark and stormy day. Thanks for making a difference.”

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 remotely via Zoom and this provides an opportunity for participants to share the ideas and experience of others in a friendly and supportive environment without having to leave their home.

We are currently working towards reintroducing the delivery of onsite courses in Limavady, Derry/Londonderry, Strabane, Omagh, Enniskillen and other locations in County Fermanagh.

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.

Managing The Challenge

Most people with a chronic pain condition see a healthcare professional for as little as five hours per year. Our self- management programme helps you, through evidence informed ways, to support yourself in the remaining 8755 hours a year.

Contact Details

Programme Coordinator

Brenda Burns

AMH New Horizons Fermanagh
7 Cherrymount Road, Drumcoo, Enniskillen, BT74 4GN

E: [email protected]
T: 028 66720673


Personal Training to Manage Long-Term Conditions and Chronic Pain

Who is it for?

Free to anyone over 18 years old with a health condition


Western Health & Social Care Trust Area

More info?

028 6672 0673 [email protected]

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