Pain self management course to start in Carnoustie

A new course in Carnoustie that aims to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic pain is due to start next month.

Lasting eight weeks, it will be delivered by Pain Association Scotland on behalf of Angus Community Health Partnership (CHP).

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

It runs once a week on a Friday afternoon and will help 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 discussed including understanding pain and its impact on life, stress management, pacing skills, dealing with pain flare-ups and understanding medication.

Rhona Guild, primary care manager at Angus CHP, said: “People across Angus living with chronic pain regularly say they would like more advice and information to help them adjust to living with pain.

“Improved self-management of their condition can make a difference to people’s lives and these afternoon sessions offer short, intense training in the self-management approach to chronic pain.

“Feedback from others who have completed the course has been very positive. They reported that they coped better with their pain and felt much more positive about their ability to cope when their pain flared up. It has also had a positive impact on their relationships and their general quality of life.”

If you are aged 18 or over and live in Angus and would like to manage your pain more effectively, then call the Primary Care Team on 01307 474889 or e-mail