Virtual Wellbeing

Are you living with a condition or supporting someone who is? The Kirkwood can support you to manage your condition and not let your condition manage you. All of our sessions are open to both patients and carers and are delivered virtually on Zoom.

Our wide range of virtual sessions offer advice and support to help you manage your condition or support you in your caring role. Our sessions will help you maintain and improve your quality of life — in whatever ways are important to you.

You will find details about all the current sessions we are offering - as well as all the upcoming dates - further down this page.

If you would like to book on to any of these sessions, please get in touch by calling our friendly Support & Therapy team on: 01484 557 900

 

Learn lots and meet new people

Our sessions don’t just cover practical help and advice, we offer something for everyone. It’s a great chance to meet new people and share experiences in a welcoming environment.

 

Support for carers

We’re not just here to support patients. All our sessions are suitable for carers too — and we’ve even created sessions specifically for those caring for someone with a life limiting illness.

 

We’ll help you get online

We know not everyone’s a dab hand when it comes to online courses and Zoom calls, so please don’t let that stop you from giving it a go. Our friendly team will help get you up and running in no time.

 

Sessions for any condition

Our team are here to help you maintain and improve your quality of life. Our virtual courses offer something for everyone. Whatever your condition, our team can offer expert advice and support. Click below to find out more about our different sessions:

Braveheart Fallback

These sessions are run in partnership with the Locala Heart Failure Nurses and aim to support you to live well with heart failure - open to patients and carers.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Session 1: Wednesday 3rd March, 11am - 12 noon
  • Session 2: Wednesday 17th March,11am - 12 noon

Breathe Better Fallback

These sessions aim to support you to live well with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - open to patients and carers.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday 9th March, 13.30pm - 14.30pm

Coping Strategies and Relationships Fallback

This session focuses on how illness impacts on our closest relationships. It offers a supportive space to reflect, with suggestions on how to tackle these issues.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday 23rd February, 11am - 12noon

Keeping Active With Your Condition Fallback

Physical activity is for everyone. It can help us sleep better and feel better. Join a member of The Kirkwood Physiotherapy team to take part in some gentle exercise.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday 25th March, 11am - 12noon

Managing Breathlessness Fallback

Regardless of what condition is causing you to feel breathless , a member of Kirkwood's physiotherapy team will support you to manage this better.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday 16th March, 11am - 12 noon

Managing Fatigue Fallback

Fatigue is so much more than feeling tired - a member of Kirkwood's Occupational Therapy team is here to support you to manage fatigue and not let fatigue manage you.

Upcoming sessions: 

  • Thursday 11th March, 11am - 12 noon

Men's Space Fallback

A social group for men which covers all things conversational, including monthly sessions with the Sporting Memories Team from the Huddersfield Town Foundation.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday 4th March, 11am - 12noon
  • Thursday 18th March, 11am - 12noon (Sporting Memories with the Huddersfield Town Foundation)

Mindfulness Fallback

Upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday 16th March, 2pm - 3pm

Music Therapy Fallback

We're delighted to be working in partnership with Nordoff-Robbins, the UK's largest music therapy charity,  to deliver one-to-one music therapy sessions over Zoom. The sessions are run by skilled musicians who are expertly trained to tune into each movement, reaction and expression to discover how music can enrich your life. This could be to unlock memories, to communicate where words have failed, to connect with family and friends or to build confidence and self-esteem.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with our Support & Therapy team on: 01484 557 900

Neurological Information Sessions Fallback

Two different sessions for people living with a degenerative neurological condition such as MS, MND and Parkinson's Disease. The sessions cover topics such as: managing your condition, how to make the most of your hospital appointments and also an overview of practical ideas to help with swallowing and communication difficulties - open to both patients and carers

Upcoming sessions: 

  • Tuesday 2nd March 2021,11am - 12 noon
  • Tuesday 9th March 2021,11am - 12 noon

Online Choir Fallback

We're delighted to be working in partnership with Nordoff-Robbins, who are running an online choir every Friday from 2pm-3pm .

"But I can't sing!" we hear you say! Don't worry, the session is all about the joy that having a sing song can bring, and the beauty of Zoom is that everyone is muted whilst singing - so it's more like singing in the shower or in your car! It's great fun. We'd love to see you there! 

Upcoming sessions: 

  • Friday 26th February, 2pm - 3pm
  • Friday 5th March, 2pm - 3pm
  • Friday 12th March, 2pm - 3pm
  • Friday 26th March 2021, 2pm - 3pm

This is Me Fallback

This is all about you! A session which explores self-care, DIY pampering and mindfulness - open to patients and carers.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Wednesday 24th February, 11am - 12noon
  • Wednesday 10th March, 11am - 12noon
  • Wednesday 24th March, 11am - 12noon

Eating Well With Your Condition Fallback

Meet Lisa Green, dietician , who will share some tips about eating well.

Upcoming sessions: New dates coming soon

An introduction to The Kirkwood Care Co-ordination Service Fallback

What does co-ordinated care mean to you? Meet a member of The Kirkwood Care Co-ordination Team and find out how they can provide support and advice throughout any aspect of your care journey.

Upcoming sessions: New dates coming soon

Share and Care Fallback

A session for people in a caring role which aims to support you with moving an adult safely and looking after an adult's vulnerable skin . 

Upcoming sessions: New dates coming soon

Sleep Management Fallback

Not sleeping well can affect everything else we do. A member of The Kirkwood Occupational Therapy team will share some practical ideas around getting a better night's sleep.

Upcoming sessions: New dates coming soon

Thinking about the future with Advance Care Planning Fallback

Advance Care Planning is for everyone - it is a way to think ahead, to describe what’s important to you and to ensure other people know your wishes for the future.   Thinking ahead, discussing with others and writing things down means that your wishes are known and respected, and you’re more likely to receive the kind of care you want in the place you choose if you become unwell, or if you could no longer speak for yourself.

Upcoming sessions: New dates coming soon

Using equipment to maintain your independence at home with Alex Roberts from Medequip Fallback

Alex will join us virtually to demonstrate some useful pieces of equipment that you can purchase to maintain your independence - from sock aids to kettle tippers - he has it all covered!

Upcoming sessions: New dates coming soon

Need clinical advice?
Call our advice line on:

01484 557910

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