Angus Arthritis Forum - for adults affected by any type of Arthritis (although the next event is focused on Fibromyalgia). 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 5th June 2019 from 6.30-8-30pm, at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Forfar, when the topic will be FOCUS ON FIBROMYALGIA, with a panel of health professionals 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.
The next Angus Diabetes Forum will take place on Wednesday 12th June from 18:30-20:30 at the Links Health Centre, Montrose - when a representative from Diabetes UK will be attending to talk about the services they offer, in a session entitled 'Here to Help'.
The forum after that is on Thursday 22nd August from 1000-1200 in the Lintrathen Room, WHCCC, Forfar.
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 15th July in Montrose. You can refer a patient who would like to attend by contacting us with their name, address and phone number - please explain to them that these details will be shared with Pain Association Scotland, who will be in touch with full joining instructions. Courses run throughout the year, rotating localities in Angus.
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. You can refer a patient for this course by providing their name and a contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 474889 or email@example.com
If patients would like to receive direct email updates from us regarding forum topics and dates, they can also contact us at this email address.