No. You do not need a referral from a doctor or health care professional to attend the workshop. Some people are referred to the workshop by their health care professional, but the workshop is open to those with an ongoing physical or mental health condition. A caregiver, family member or friend who is supporting someone with a chronic condition is also welcome. Participants must pre-register for a workshop as space is limited.
The “Living a Healthy Life” workshop does not replace the treatment you get from your health care professional. It is meant to complement the help you get. The workshop helps people to better mange their chronic conditions on a day-to-day basis when they are not seeing their health care professional. We suggest people attend all six sessions of the workshop to receive maximum benefit.