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Long Term Health Conditions

Long-term health conditions can be physically demanding. They can also affect you mentally and emotionally. Depression, anxiety and sometimes anger are common responses reported by people with a long term health condition. It may sometimes feel as though no one understands or empathizes with you especially if your condition is less obvious. This may lead to you feeling lonely and isolated and anxious about your health and life in general. Your relationships with others may be affected as you feel they are unable to understand or you find it hard to explain how your condition affects you. Low mood can affect medication compliance and self-care and may lead you 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 long-term health condition.

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

If you are reading this with someone else in mind, please share with them the information on this page. We also would like to recognise that if you are in a caring role, you might also need support. At Merton Uplift we offer tailored support to carers through our Wellbeing Team.


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