We provide support to help you to manage the low mood and anxiety difficulties caused by long term conditions (LTCs) so they have less of an impact on your health and make your condition easier to manage.
Having a LTC including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes and heart disease can be daunting and frustrating. You know how these can be a big challenge physically.
But LTCs can also affect your mental health – without you realising.
LTCs can be very worrying and make you experience uncomfortable and confusing physical symptoms of anxiety.
We can help you learn how to tell the difference between your symptoms.
You can get down or depressed because you can’t do as much as you would like, or are used to doing. It’s frustrating.
How we can help
Back on Track offers evidenced-based interventions to help you manage your long term health condition and improve your wellbeing.
Our approaches are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We aim to offer personalised care tailored to your needs and physical health conditions.
Other sources of help
These NHS services and charities could offer you support and advice to help you manage your LTC.
Arthritis Care provides people with arthritis with support, understanding, information and expertise so they can cope with the impact of the condition. Visit the Arthritis care website.
Maggie’s Centre at Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham, offers free, practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer. They offer drop-in sessions, art groups, tai chi, benefit and debt advice, relaxation groups, exercise sessions. Visit the Maggie’s Centre website.
Hillingdon Chronic Fatigue Service offers diagnosis, assessment and treatment for patients with mild to moderate chronic fatigue syndrome. Visit the Hillingdon Chronic Fatigue Service
Connect Community Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services is based on Hammersmith Bridge Road and provides integrated community musculoskeletal services delivered in accessible locations. Visit the Connect Community website to find out more.
British Pain Society promotes education, research and development into all fields of pain. Visit the British Pain Society website.
Fibromyalgia Awareness UK supports sufferers, friends and families through information and advice about the condition. They also offer local support groups that give members the opportunity to socialise with other sufferers and to ask questions about the condition and request discussion topics. There’s a support group based in Ealing, run by Charlee Brown, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Fibromyalgia Awareness UK website.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Services develop rehabilitation programmes for those who are recovering from a heart attack or have been diagnosed with a heart problem. The service is offered in Charing Cross Hospital Visit the Cardiac Rehabilitation Services website
Tel: 020 8383 0229
Charing Cross Cardiac Club offers support and information for those with heart disease. Heart health professionals run talks on cardiac issues, where individuals can share experiences, swap information, help and encourage others. For information visit the Charing Cross Cardiac Club website.
Healthy Hearts is a service that provides people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease with a range of advice, support, activities and clubs for improving their health for a happier, healthier future. They offer community-based programmes including weight management, healthy cookery classes, physical activity sessions. Visit the Healthy Hearts website.
Know Diabetes in North West London offers a wide range of resources including online programmes for you to help manage your diabetes. Visit the Know Diabetes website.
Diabetes UK offers varied support for understanding and managing diabetes, including information sheets that are easy to understand and help in the management of diabetes. Visit the Diabetes UK website.
Terrence Higgins Trust supports people with HIV, offering advice on medication, treatment, sexual and physical health, benefits, housing, legal entitlements and employment. Health trainers offer advice on medication, treatment, sexual and physical health. Visit the Terrance Higgins Trust website to find out more.
Breathe Easy Hammersmith and Fulham is a support group for people affected by lung conditions that operates from Charing Cross Community Health Clinic in Charing Cross Hospital. Visit the Breath Easy website.
Psoriasis Help Organisation has information and tips for living with psoriasis, with an online discussion forum. Visit the Psoriasis Help Organisation website.
Stroke Association provides practical help, essential information and emotional support following a stroke. Visit the Stroke Association website.
Vitiligo Society offers information on all aspects of vitiligo, with a helpline, regular newsletters and a chance to talk to others with vitiligo. Visit the Vitiligo Society website.