Course for chronic pain sufferers

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A free self-management course aiming to improve quality of life for people living with chronic pain is due to start in Angus in August.

The eight-week course will be delivered by Pain Association Scotland on behalf of Angus Community Health Partnership (CHP).

The course, which starts on Friday, August 7, is for anyone living with chronic pain who would like to find out what they can do to self-manage their pain more effectively. The course runs once a week for eight weeks and the aim is to improve people’s understanding of pain and give them the skills to better manage their health.

Rhona Guild, Primary Care Manager, Angus CHP, said: “Self-management is an important approach to health that explores the things that you can do to improve the quality of your life despite a painful condition. It is not a replacement for medicine and doesn’t provide direct pain relief however, it helps lots of people to cope better with a difficult situation. Feedback from others who have completed the course has been very positive.”

If you are over 18, live in Angus and would like to manage your pain more effectively, call the team on 01307 474889 or email achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net.