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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 in 2018. 

Next talk 'Physical Therapies for Arthritis'

Wednesday 22nd August from 6.30pm-8.30pm

Angus Carers Centre, 8 Grant Rd, Arbroath

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. 

'Diabetes myths and misconceptions'

Thursday 9th August from 3pm-5pm

Lintrathen Room, Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Forfar

 

'All about feet'

Thursday 18th October from 3pm-5pm

Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath

A podiatrist will be on hand to answer questions

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.  Courses run throughout the year in Angus. Clink the link below for more details.


Next courses: Monday 1st October in Forfar

And Monday 25th February 2019, venue tbc

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 patients 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. Send your name and a contact telephone number to achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net

 
Fatigue Self Management Course - for adults living with persistent fatigue.  Courses, which are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team over a 4 week period, run throughout the year, rotating localities in Angus.  
Places must be booked in advance on these courses, this can be done via achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net

 Next courses:16th October in Arbroath

And 5th March 2019 in Forfar

  
If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact the Primary Care Team on 01307 474889 or achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net

If you would like to receive direct email updates from us regarding forum topics and dates, you can request this by contacting us at this email address.


 
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