A Glasgow charity is helping people manage the symptoms of asbestos-related disease.

This is Scotland’s first Self-Management Week which highlights support for self-management across the voluntary, health and social care sectors throughout the country.

Clydeside Action on Asbestos has already organised a six-week self-management course for its Aberdeen support group and is launching one in Glasgow today. The course gives information on managing symptoms such as breathlessness, stress and anxiety.

Senior Welfare Rights Officer Phyllis Craig said: “Our aim is to raise awareness of self-management, and of the difference that can be made to peoples’ lives if the information and support is available to them.”

For further information please contact Phyllis Craig on 0141 552 8852 or email phyllisc@clydesideaction.co.uk or the Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland at www.LTCAS.org.uk.