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Upcoming local self-management courses

Angus Arthritis Forum - for adults affected by any type of Arthritis.  A relevant talk by a health care or other professional and a chance to ask questions and socialise with others over a cuppie.  No need to book, no charge, and patients can bring a friend or family member for support.  This forum rotates around Angus localities, with 4 meetings per year.
 
The next Angus Arthritis Forum will take place on Wednesday 14th August 2019 from 6.15-8-15pm, at Links Health Centre, Montrose, when the topic will be 'JOINT CARE IN ARTHRITIS', with a physiotherapist and an OT on hand to answer questions. 
 
Angus Diabetes Forum - for adults affected by Type 2 diabetes.  A relevant talk by a health care or other professional and a chance to ask questions and socialise with others over a cuppie.  No need to book, no charge, and patients can bring a friend or family member for support.  Patients may attend any forum that suits them, not just the one in their own locality. 
 
‚ÄčThe next Angus Diabetes Forum will take place on Thursday 22nd August from 10:00-12:00 at the Lintrathen Room, WHCCC, Forfar - when the topic will be 'FOOD AND ACTIVITY', with a dietitian on hand to answer any questions.
 
The forum after that is on Wednesday 9th October from 15:00-17:00 at Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath.
 
Chronic Pain Self Management Course - for adults living with persistent pain.  These courses are run by Pain Association Scotland over a 5 week period, and places must be booked in advance.  Each session lasts 2.5 hours over an afternoon, and patients will get most benefit from attending the full course.  The next course starts on the afternoon of TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER in the Lintrathen Room, WHCCC, Forfar
Pain Association Scotland also run free monthly chronic pain self-management training sessions in Arbroath, Forfar and Dundee, for which no referral is required.  Patients can attend at any point in the year, and the topics for each session are advertised in advance - further details can be found via their website http://www.chronicpaininfo.org or by phoning 0800 783 6059
 
Other options for Chronic Pain - for patients who are unable to attend the 5 week pain course, there is the option of an online programme called Pathway Through Pain, which guides them through a set of pain management techniques that help reduce the impact of pain on daily life.  Patients can follow this course at their own pace in their own time. Provide your name and a contact telephone number to achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
 
Fatigue Self Management Course - The last course in the present series started on 8th May in Brechin.  Details of further support options for fatigue will be provided once these have been agreed.
 
If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact the Primary Care Development Team on 01307 492575 or achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net

 

 



 
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