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Patient Forums

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: aspss@penumbra.org.uk

 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: receptionist@insightcounselling.org.uk.

Website: www.insightcanhelp.org.uk

Dates for your DiaryPatient Forum

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 http://www.chronicpaininfo.org 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 achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
 
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 achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net 
 
Online Self Management course for any Long Term Condition - to support adults to develop the tools, techniques and confidence to better manage their condition on a daily basis.  A 6 week internet based course run by Self Management UK, with participants logging on at times to suit them, for a total of 2 hours per week.  You can refer a patient for this course by providing their name and a contact telephone number to achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
 
If you would like further information about any of these self management options, please contact the Primary Care Development Team on 01307 474889 or achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net
 
If patients would like to receive direct email updates from Angus Health & Social Care Partnership regarding forum topics and dates, they can also contact us at this email address.

 

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