Musculoskeletal disorders (MSK)

There are many issues that people with MSK can be faced with. Once you have been diagnosed with a chronic lifelong condition you can experience many difficulties such as; • On-going physical problems and pain • Managing your medication • Having to attend regular medical appointments • Managing work and adjusting to an altered lifestyle […]

HIV

Having HIV not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional & mental health. People can experience a variety of emotional difficulties or mental health problems after being diagnosed with HIV, such as feeling angry, feeling scared or having suicidal thoughts. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental […]

Digestive conditions

There are many issues that people who have a chronic digestive condition have to deal with. You can experience many difficulties such as; On-going physical problems and pain such as bloating and discomfort Managing your medication Having to attend regular medical appointments Managing work and social activities, making time for regular breaks to the toilet […]

Coronary heart disease (CHD)

There are many different factors that can contribute to the development of CHD such as smoking and high blood pressure but there is also evidence to suggest that mental health problems can play a part in it too. For some people stress and anxiety may contribute to CHD and one way that this could happen […]

Emotional health and cancer

Having cancer not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional and mental health. Many aspects of living with cancer can be very difficult to deal with and you may find you are experiencing more negative moods and thoughts. You may feel a variety of things including anger, anxiety, […]

Arthritis

There are many issues that people living with arthritis have to manage. Once you have been diagnosed with a chronic lifelong condition you can experience many difficulties such as; o On-going physical problems and pain o Managing your medication o Having to attend regular medical appointments o Managing work and adjusting to an altered lifestyle […]