Pain management course gets underway in Brechin

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A NEW pain self-management course aimed at helping Angus residents living with pain has started in Brechin.

This eight-week course is being held at Brechin Infirmary from 1.30pm to 4pm on Tuesdays, and is delivered by Pain Association Scotland and supported by Angus Community Health Partnership.The course is for anyone suffering with chronic pain, regardless of the cause, who would like to find out what they can do to self-manage their pain more effectively.

Over eight weeks the course aims to improve people’s understanding of pain and give them the skills to better manage their health.

Topics which will be covered include understanding pain and its impact on life, stress management, pacing/coping skills, dealing with pain flare-ups and understanding medication.The course encourages friendly interactive participation from members through questions and answer sessions and informal discussion groups.

More importantly the course brings people together who are all experiencing similar symptoms, giving them the chance to hear how others cope.

For more information and to book a place on the course please call the Angus primary care team on 01307 474889 or email achptraining.tayside@nhs.net. Places are limited so booking is essential.