Free online course for those living
withlong term conditions
Angus residents living with any long termhealth condition are invited to take part in a free online course to help them adjust to living well with long term conditions .
NHS Tayside is the only area in Scotland to commission places onthe Online Self-Management
Programme which is an internet accessed self-managementcourse for people aged 18 or over who are
living with any long term condition.
The free course consists of six two-hour sessions, withusers logging on at times that suit them over a
period of six weeks. The course can be accessed anywherethere is internet access with a user name
and secure email address which are provided atregistration. Only basic computer skills are required to
complete the course.
The course is based on the Chronic Disease Self-ManagementProgramme developed at Stanford
University, Californiaand aims to give participants the tools, techniques and confidence to better
manage their condition on a daily basis.
Rhona Guild, Primary Care Manager at NHS Tayside, said, “Feedback from those who have completed
the course has been very positive, with many people reporting increased confidence, optimism, energy
“The course also offers the chance to connect with others who suffer from long-term conditions with
participants sharing experiences and learnings.”
To book a place or find out more, please contact RhonaGuild or Janice Reid at Angus Community
Health Partnership on 01307 474889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
There are a variety of self-management courses and information events running in Angus. To receive
advance information of meetings, register your name andaddress by emailing