Condition Management Programme

The Condition Management Programme (CMP) is a 12 week voluntary programme delivered by health care professionals, which aims at helping people better understand and manage their health symptoms and return to a healthy lifestyle.

The programme supports participants as they work to improve their quality of life and realise their potential so they can move closer to employment now or in the future.

This programme is part of the Department for Employment and Learning’s Pathways to Work initiative, and is delivered by the Trust in partnership with the Disablement Advisory Service. Learn more about Pathways to Work

What does CMP offer?

The CMP team is made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, mental health and general nurses, and can access other health care services as required.  We provide a range of interventions including:

 

  • Cognitive behavioural approach
  • Weight management 
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Cooking skills  
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Back care
  • Confidence building
  • Health and lifestyle advice
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Improving communication 
  • Modified pilates 
  • Making life changes

 


 

What sort of health conditions can be tackled?

Health care professionals will provide support and advice to help clients with a range of conditions including:

  • heart and circulatory conditions
  • respiratory disorders
  • mental health problems such as depression, stress
  • drug and/or alcohol use
  • musculo-skeletal conditions such as arthritic complaints, back and neck problems,
  • and other conditions including chronic fatigue, pain, diabetes and epilepsy.

If you are unsure whether we can help with your condition, please contact the CMP team and one of the Professionals will discuss this further with you.


Accessing this Service

Anyone in receipt of Employment Support Allowance or Job Seekers Allowance can take part in the programme, however, you can also be referred to CMP if you have an Access to Work (NI) or Workable (NI) Case Manager. They will be happy to discuss this with you further.

You can be referred via a number of routes including:

  • Through your Employment Advisor at your Jobs and Benefits Office,
  • Through a Health Care Professional (if you see someone regularly at hospital or in a community clinic) including your GP,
  • Through Self-Referral (contact the CMP team directly to discuss this further),
  • Through your Access to Work (NI) or Workable (NI) Case Manager.

If you agree to participate in CMP, an individual action plan will be agreed between you and the healthcare professional.

Your GP will then be advised by letter that you have volunteered to attend the programme. They will also be told when you complete the programme.

Other options

CMP will not be suitable for everyone, but there are lots of other options open to you through the Pathways to Work programme. Your Employment Advisers will provide information on all the other choices, or you can find out more from NIDirect.


Location and Contacts

The team Offices are located in the city centre at:

Condition Management Programme
Ground Floor – Graham House
Saintfield Road
Belfast
BT8 8BH
Telephone: (028) 9063 8801
Email: cmpinfo@belfasttrust.hscni.net