Learn how to take back control of your energy, and get back to doing the activities that matter to you.
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If you’re a person living with fatigue, you know how difficult it can be to find the energy to participate in life. Maybe you’ve become disconnected from your friends, family, work and the activities you enjoy because the impact fatigue has on your life.
We also bet that you’ve tried a lot of different treatments so far to help improve your fatigue. You’ve seen doctors, specialists, and worked with all types of different experts and health professionals in an effort to finally feel better. But you still can’t seem to get back to doing the things that matter to you – and in many ways, you’re still at the mercy of however much energy you have on a given day.
We created the PurpleCo Fatigue Management Program to help people who are dealing with fatigue and low energy as a result of:
- Post-Cancer Treatment
- Autoimmune conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Brain Injury
Our goal is to help you learn the strategies and tools you need to manage your fatigue, independent of your level of fatigue. What we mean by that is this: we can’t promise you a cure for fatigue (nobody can, truthfully) or that you will experience less fatigue when you work with us.
But here’s what normally happens instead: people learn how to re-engage with the activities they’ve been missing out on due to fatigue. They are able to exercise, move more, and spend time feeling more productive.
Our clients learn how to manage flare-ups in their fatigue, so that if their symptoms rise, they have the tools they need to stay on track. People learn how to better manage their fatigue so that their ability to participate in work and life roles increases – which means that you start doing more of the stuff that matters to you.
We’re here to help you take back control of how fatigue and low energy impacts your life.
What exactly is the Purple Co Fatigue Management Program?
Our Fatigue Management Program is a 6 week, one on-one coaching package developed by the team of Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Counsellors and Psychologists at Purple Co, the Purpose for People Company. We help people get back into work and life after they’ve experienced injury, illness or trauma.
Through our work with clients, we’ve come to realise that people benefit most when they learn the strategies and tools they need in order to manage their fatigue, rather than relying on treatment alone. We created the Fatigue Management Program to fill the big need that exists for countless people dealing with fatigue: “I want to learn how to do the things that matter to me again”.
Here’s what we cover:
- Introduction to Fatigue
- How to plan and prioritise your time to manage your energy
- Rest and sleep hygiene
- Task simplification
- Cognition, Emotional and Social Management
How does it work?
Over the course of 6 weeks, you’ll have weekly one-on-one sessions with one of our experienced Rehabilitation Consultants. We won’t just walk you through the content of the program – we’ll sit down with you each week to discuss your concerns and questions and help you figure out how to implement the strategies we teach into your life in a way that works for you.
Purple Co offers the Fatigue Management Program through Life Insurers and direct to the public. Get in touch to discuss how we can help you or your client manage fatigue.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Want to learn more? Contact us, and we’ll talk to you about our program in more detail and help you decide if the Fatigue Management Program is right for you. If you would like to discuss this program with your insurer, doctor or treating health professionals, you can print out a brochure here.
Please note – If you’re currently in receipt of income protection or salary continuance benefits, you may eligible to receive funding for the Purple Co Fatigue Management via your insurer. If you’re not sure, please get in touch.
Information for Insurers:
Fatigue conditions are becoming increasingly prevalent in income protection claims. At Purple Co, we’ve developed the Fatigue Management Program to address this growing need.
Working with a client with fatigue requires a different approach – and the goal posts, especially at the start of any chronic fatigue recovery program, are different.
This is something we talk about in depth with our clients who are referred to us for help with their fatigue. The Purple Co Fatigue Management Program isn’t about returning to work – yet. That’s a really quick way to disengage someone who is in the early stages of recovery.
Rather, our primary job as Rehab Professionals is to help our clients put the building blocks in place so that working again in the future is possible – and so they can start re-engaing with their life now. The most important functional gains we can help a person make in the beginning of their recovery from fatigue will often happen in the home, not at work.
Over the course of 6 weeks, we deliver one-on-one education, coaching and support to help clients with fatigue improve their function in the home and the community. Our fatigue management program serves as a basis for establishing the level of function and energy conservation skills that people with fatigue will need in order to return to work.
We believe that programs like this are the missing link between treatment, medical management and improving function and capacity – not to mention the fact that these programs have the potential to significantly improve people’s quality of life.
We’ve reported extensively on the effectiveness of our program here.