Managing Your Pain

Chronic pain affects almost one in four people across Northern Ireland. Local Health and Social Care Board figures estimate that 400,000 people are living with some form of persistent pain.

Managing your pain through the Pain Toolkit.

Persistent pain is difficult to understand and manage on a daily basis. Pete Moore’s Pain Toolkit can provide you with tips, skills and information to support you in managing your pain.

Managing Your Pain through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Professor Tamar Pincus (Royal Holloway University of London) gives her interpretation of her research on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain.

“It took me a long time to understand that acceptance was not the same as giving up or losing hope…I’ve come to see it as a conscious decision to completely engage with life, including pain…”

Resources to Manage Pain Well

Useful Websites
This site provides information from people with health problems like pain for people with pain or health conditions.
Popular site where Pete Moore shares the Paintoolkit and 12 tools to self-manage pain.
Mindfulness approaches to dealing with persistent pain.


Airing pain from Pain Concern
Airing Pain is the online radio programme and podcast from Pain Concern.

Pain Toolkit Podcast
Pete Moore’s podcasts are short and easy to digest especially if you are struggling with chronic pain.

Online Help and Downloads

Explaining pain
Understand more about your persistent pain and how it affects your life.

Ten Footsteps – Your journey to living well with pain 
Learning how to manage your pain is a journey. Like any journey, it takes time and everyone’s experience is different.

Sleep well with pain
This leaflet from draws on recent research and offers ideas and techniques that people with pain have found helpful.

Support Groups