Course aims to improve pain

A FREE self-management course which aims to help people living with pain to have an improved quality of life is due to start in Arbroath in the New Year.

The eight-week course which starts on Wednesday, January 9, will be delivered by Angus Community Health Partnership supported by Pain Association Scotland.

The course is for anyone suffering with chronic pain, regardless of the cause and who would like to find out what they can do to self-manage their pain more effectively.

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

During each two-and-a-half hour session a range of topics will be covered and will include understanding pain and its impact on life, stress management, pacing skills, dealing with pain flare-ups and understanding medication

So if you are aged 18 or over, living in Angus and would like to manage your pain more effectively then this self-management course may be for you.

For more information please call the Angus Primary Care Team on 01307 474889 or email