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Upcoming local self-management courses

Self-Management Courses in Angus

 

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 7th November from 6.30-8-30pm,

Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Forfar,

 The topic will be 'Popular misconceptions about arthritis',

led by consultant rheumatologist Dr Vinod Kumar. 

There is the opportunity to ask questions afterwards over a cuppie.

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 18th October from 15:00-17:00

Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath

the topic will be 'All about feet' with a podiatrist on hand to answer questions.

 

The forum after that is on

Thursday 6th December from 18:30-20:30

Links Health Centre, Montrose

the theme will be 'Life with diabetes'

it will cover such topics as travel, insurance, driving, smoking and diabetes burnout.

 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 Monday 25th February 2019 in Monifieth.  

Dates of further courses in 2019 are awaiting confirmation.  

Pain Association Scotland also run free monthly chronic pain self-management training sessions in Arbroath, Forfar and Dundee.  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. 

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.

The next course will start on 5th February 2019 in Forfar (please note different start date to that previously advertised)Places must be booked in advance on these courses, and this can be done by providing the patient's name and email address / contact phone number to achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net 

Online Self Management course for any Long Term Condition - to support adults to develop the tools, techniques and confidence to better manage their condition on a daily basis.  A 6 week internet based course run by Self Management UK, with participants logging on at times to suit them, for a total of 2 hours per week.  

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

 

 



 
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