Prehabilitation – Wellbeing for the Time Being

Wellbeing for the Time being is a Prehabilitation programme to support you to prepare well, both physically and emotionally, before your treatment or surgery.

Risk factors

There are a number of factors that can have a negative effect on the way your body will cope with the stress of your treatment or operation including:

  • Physical inactivity
  • Frailty
  • Obesity or malnutrition
  • Smoking
  • Increased alcohol consumption

By helping you to take some simple, early steps to adopt healthy behaviours, you can improve both your ability to cope with your treatment and enhance your recovery.

The three main components are:

  • Physical activity
  • Psychological well-being and
  • Nutritional support

How does the programme work?

If the programme is suitable for you after identification from treatment or surgical waiting lists, you will receive a phone call from the team who will explain the programmes we can offer. You will then be invited to attend an initial assessment. This will either take place telephone, virtually or in person. During this appointment we will discuss and look at each of the risk factors. We will try and identify what changes you can make to improve your recovery from your treatment or surgery. Many of these will also have long-term benefits on your health.

We will then work together to develop your personal health and well-being plan. This will usually comprise an individual exercise programme alongside other interventions to support any lifestyle changes that you wish to make, such as stopping smoking.

If at assessment the team feel that you need to additional support you will be referred to our team of allied Health Professionals for specialist support. These include:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Dieticians

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Contact the team on:

cddft.wb4tb@nhs.net

Get in touch on 0800 8766887

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