Long-term health condition can be physically demanding. It can also affect you mentally and emotionally. Depression, anxiety and sometimes anger are common responses reported by people with a long term condition. It may at times feel that no one understands or empathies with you especially if your LTC related distress and disability is less obvious. This may lead to feeling lonely and isolated in your struggles, which can lead to feeling low and at times anxious about your health and life in general. Your relationship with others may get affected as you feel they are unable to understand or you find it hard to explain how your LTC affects you. Low mood can affect medication compliance, self care and this may lead to neglect in your health. We are able to offer you support to understand and accept the way you are feeling, as well as develop new ways of coping.

Some of the long-term health conditions that we can support with include:

Arthritis, Asthma, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, kidney disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Chronic pain, Diabetes, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Blood disorders, HIV, Inflammatory bowel disease, Cancer, Irritable bowel disease, Cerebral palsy, Migraine, Crohn’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Coeliac disease, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Digestive conditions, Gynecological problems, Hemophilia and other coagulation disorders, Lupus Medically unexplained symptoms, Motor neuron disease or any other LTC.

Does someone close to you suffer with a long term condition?

If you are reading this with a someone else in mind, please share with them the information on the page. We also would like to recognise that if you are in a caring role you also might need support, at Talk Wandsworth we offer tailored support to carers or if you would like to look into the support offered with the Wandsworth Carer Service then please look here:


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