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Here is a brief overview of available courses and forums facilitated by Angus Health & Social Care Partnership over the next few months.  Any adults living in Angus or registered with an Angus GP are invited to participate.

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 20th March 2019 from 6.30-8-30pm, at Angus Carers Centre, Arbroath, when the topic will be 'Medicines Commonly Used in Arthritis', led by a rheumatology specialist pharmacist.  There is the opportunity to ask questions afterwards over a cuppie, as well as a taster relaxation session.
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 25th April 2019 from 15:00-17:00 at the Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath - the topic will be 'Food and Exercise', with a dietitian on hand to answer questions.
The forum after that is on Wednesday 12th June from 18:30-20:30 at the Links Health Centre, Montrose.
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 Tuesday 9th April 2019 in Arbroath.  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 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
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.  The next course will start on 8th May in Brechin 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 
If patients would like to receive direct email updates from us regarding forum topics and dates, they can contact us at - .

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