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The Angus Suicide Prevention and Support Service is provided by Penumbra and is available to all adults living in Angus who experience thoughts of suicide or who may have attempted suicide. Support is also available for family members, carers or friends of adults experiencing suicidal thoughts. The service is designed to offer assessment of individual need, provide support and interventions that promote safety, wellbeing and recovery. Information, guidance and signposting regarding suicide prevention will also be provided.

This is a Monday to Friday 9-5 service. To access support please contact:

Free phone 0800 135 7899 or email:



The Angus Adult Bereaved by Suicide Service is available to any adult living in Angus who has been impacted through by being bereaved by suicide and is provided by Insight Counselling.

The service offers adult one-to-one or adult family support to adults who have been impacted by being bereaved by suicide. It recognises that everyone’s experience is unique and needs vary from person to person and as such offers support, counselling and signposting based on individual need. Anyone can make a referral for Angus residents.

This is a Monday to Friday Service.

Contact: Insight Counselling, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL. Telephone: 01382 305706 or email:


Dates for your DiaryPatient Forum

The 5 week self management course, delivered by Pain Association Scotland, for people living with chronic pain which we are managing in primary care is due to return to Monifieth in February (starting on Monday 25th) .
Suitable patients are people over 18 with chronic pain, who are able to participate in groups, and who are motivated to manage their pain better.
Patients at an early stage of their chronic pain journey as well as patients who may have lived with their pain for many years, but not previously accessed this self management support programme are suitable to attend.
Motivation to manage their pain better is probably the most important factor in determining successful engagement in this programme.
Participants are supported to learn techniques to support them to live well with their chronic pain. All patients participating in the programme have a comprehensive assessment pre and post course completion, with statistically significant improvements noted in reduction in anxiety and depression and statistically significant increases in pain self efficacy and mood.
Patients should call us on the number below or email at 
01307 474889.
They will then be sent a letter from Pain Association Scotland confirming their place, with all the venue/date details and also information about the course.
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 in 2017.
The next meeting of the Angus Arthritis forum will take place on ..
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.  Note that we are no longer repeating topics in each locality, so the forum will rotate around Angus venues, with 6 meetings per year.
The next Angus Diabetes Forum will take place at the Links Health Centre, Montrose and a further meeting on Wednesday 22 February 2018 from 10am-12midday at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar.
Fatigue Self Management Course - for adults living with fatigue.  Courses, which are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team, run throughout the year, rotating localities in Angus.  Places must be booked in advance on these courses, and this can be done via  Contact us for more information on course dates and venues.
If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact the Primary Care Team on 01307 474889 or
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.



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