A Midland health trust is calling for people to take part in its latest round of courses to help patients manage their illnesses better.
Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust's Expert Patient programme helps improve patients' confidence and knowledge, and develops skills to boost the quality of life for those with long-term medical conditions.
A course of six sessions covers issues ranging from pain, isolation, fatigue and depression to complementary therapies, diet, exercise and relaxation techniques.
The next course, which is free, begins on Friday at Pendeford Health Centre, in Whitburn Close, Pendeford.
Maxine Bygrave, Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) co-ordinator, said: "The aim is to inform and empower people who have long-term illnesses or conditions and give them the confidence they need to manage their health problems better.
"This in turn helps them to work with their GP, consultant and other health professionals to improve the quality of their life.
"Two people who attended the course before Christmas were so impressed that they have applied to train as volunteer tutors so they can help others in a similar situation.
"Doctors and other staff also recognise the benefits for their patients."
More details from the PALS team on 01902 445378 or 445627, with further courses in February and March.