Free health course in Forfar

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Angus Community Health Partnership in association with Arthritis Care is running a six-week course called ‘Challenging your Condition’ which helps people living with a long-tem condition to take control of their condition rather than their condition taking control of them.

The course will be held at the Guide Hall, The Myre, Forfar, and is due to start on Thursday, April 12. ‘Challenge your condition’ is a patient-led course and is delivered by the national voluntary organisation Arthritis Care by people who, themselves, live with a long-term condition.

This course is open to people with any long-term condition, including arthritis, stroke, epilepsy and heart conditions, helping them to manage their condition more effectively and improve their quality of life.

Over the six afternoon sessions attendees will be able hear practical advice on the benefits of exercise, relaxation and problem solving, as well as gain valuable support from others who are also living with long-term conditions.

Places are limited on this free course so to book your place and to find out more information please call 0845 600 3756 (calls are charged at local rate).

Rhona Guild, primary care manager, Angus CHP said, “The aim of this course is to assist people living with a long-term condition to cope with their condition more positively by having a better understanding of what they can do to manage their symptoms.

“Living with a long-term condition can be very challenging and it is hoped that this course not only provides education and information but also that these informal afternoon sessions provide an opportunity for people to meet and share their tips and experiences.”