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NHS Highland launch of Long Covid online self-management health resource for users in strath

By Louise Glen

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NHS Highland are offering a Long Covid e-Learning self-management resource.
NHS Highland are offering a Long Covid e-Learning self-management resource.

Sufferers of Long Covid in the Highlands will be invited to take part in a series of online self-help modules to help them deal with their condition.

NHS Highland said it is working in partnership with Let's Get On With It Together (LGOWIT), to support a series of online self-management modules for the public, across a range of areas including coping with loss, embracing change and living well.

LGOWIT is a project managed by a partnership of public, private and third sector organisations across the Highland Council area and is active in promoting and supporting self-management of health for people living with long term conditions.

In light of the ongoing pandemic a new module has been introduced to help support people who have been suffering from the effects of Long Covid.

Kirsteen Campbell, LGOWIT development officer, said: “LGOWIT has been promoting and delivering self-management training in the Highlands for over a decade and we are delighted to work in partnership with NHS Highland offering self-management to help patients with Long Covid.

“Last summer we produced our new booklet self-management in challenging times which includes ten modules and launched our bespoke e-learning programme with the ten modules plus a long Covid module.

"We look forward to supporting people on their self-management journeys.”

Linda Currie, associate allied health professional director for NHS Highland, said: “We have been working with Let's Get On With It Together for a good number of years now on their excellent self-management modules which provide much needed support for people living with long term conditions.

“The introduction of this new module on Long Covid is to be welcomed and will provide much needed help and support for people who are living with this debilitating condition.”

Further information on the various modules and how to sign up for them can be found on the LGOWIT website at www.lgowit.org

Long Covid campaigner Sarah MacDougall, from Kinmylies, who has set up a Facebook support group for patients, said "I heard from LGOWIT last week, and I appreciate what they are doing.

"If you are computer literate it is fine, but I only have a phone and don't have a computer. So we are still looking for long-term ways of supporting people with Long Covid. "

The group can be contacted at Long Covid Highlanders on Facebook, or by following this link.

READ: Long Covid sufferer Sarah MacDougall calls for more support for patients

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