Lisa* had been feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and was planning to ask for medication to help manage this.
Although she’d been to the doctor, she somehow struggled to talk to him about how she was feeling and to ask for the medication she needed.
The coach supported Lisa to build up the confidence to have this conversation with her doctor. However by the end of the coaching sessions she felt so much more positive about her life that, although she felt able to have the conversation, she didn’t feel she actually needed the medication any more. “I felt I had turned things round, felt more in control and no longer overwhelmed”.
It doesn't matter if you don't know what you want or what could help you; a health coach will discuss your situation with you and help you decide what's important for you.
KYOH provide all the key components for the successful implementation of self-management support, including face-to-face health coaching, a comprehensive online coaching platform and all the training and supervision needed to establish a high quality supported self-management service.
*People have kindly agreed to share their stories but names (and other identifying details, where appropriate) have been changed for privacy purposes. Note to participants: if you would like us to make an amendment to your story for privacy or accuracy purposes, please contact your coach via the relevant service. Photographs courtesy of John Birdsall Social Issues Picture Library.
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