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EPP Cymru

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EPP Cymru provides a range of self-management health and well being courses and workshops for people living with a health conditions or for those who care for someone with a health condition. The original chronic disease self-management programme (CDSMP) was developed in the USA in the 1970's and is now run in the UK and many other countries around the world. In Wales, we run:

A number of people who attend an EPP Cymru course go on to train as volunteer tutors to help deliver the programme locally.

All of the people who are involved with EPP Cymru in Wales, the staff and the volunteer tutors, have personal experience of either living with a health condition or caring for someone with a health condition.


A few facts and figures about EPP Cymru in Wales:

EPP Cymru first started in Wales in 2002 when a pilot project was run by two Local Health Boards, Gwynedd and Swansea.

The Welsh Government has shown commitment to the programme and EPP Cymru courses have been rolled out all across Wales To date:

  • 744 EPP Cymru courses have been delivered in Wales
  • 6,107 people have completed an EPP Cymru course
  • 130 volunteer tutors have been trained
  • 15 local EPP Co-ordinators/Trainers have been employed to help support the volunteers and to manage and arrange the courses locally

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Latest news

Health Minister’s whistle-stop tour of West Wales health services
17 April 2014
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Mark Drakeford, has visited NHS staff and health services across Carmarthenshire.
Welsh Government to fund Welsh Health workers to volunteer in Africa
17 April 2014
Ten exciting and innovative projects run by NHS staff and health charities have been awarded grants from the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Health Links grant scheme.
Lymphoedema service in Wales: an excellent example of prudent healthcare
17 April 2014
Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford will reveal the lymphoedema service in Wales is leading the way on the European stage.

Last updated: 06/06/2013