My Health

  • Living with Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is often referred to as an invisible illness. The pain and chronic fatigue are not always obvious to others but they are all too real and distressing. In this short video, people talk...
  • Pacing for pain management

    Living with persistent pain is a daily challenge. Sometimes even standing up can be painful. Starting to get active can be difficult, but here are a few things that might help.
  • 5 things you can do for someone living with chronic pain

    When a friend or loved one is living with a painful illness it can be difficult to know how best we can help. Painful conditions can vary in intensity from day to day, the symptoms can come and go and...
  • Chair exercises for people with arthritis

    Charity Arthritis Care is leading the way in the use of chair exercises to help people with arthritis keep active and manage their condition. In this clip from their DVD, Karen from Life Dock Training...
  • Resources to manage pain well

    This page contains lists of useful books, online content and other resources that can help you manage pain well. Bookmark this page and check back for updates.
  • 4 Simple Habits For Happier Living

    Boosting your own wellbeing is not only good for you, it’s good for others too. Here are four things you can do to share the joy in your local community in Northern Ireland - and beyond.
  • 10 Ways To Stop Chronic Pain From Taking Over Your Life

    Welcome to the second of our weekly articles in May, in which we ask women in Northern Ireland with chronic pain to share the self-care tips that help them to cope. Here are their latest suggestions.
  • How Healthy Are You Really?

    The next time you’re tucking into a cracking Sunday lunch at home or in one of Northern Ireland's fine restaurants, you'd better give yourself an extra helping of carrots and parsnips.
  • Living With Endometriosis - What Is It Really Like?

    This Newtownards woman with endometriosis wants people in Northern Ireland to talk about their invisible illnesses.
  • 7 Yoga Tips That’ll Help You Cope With Chronic Pain

    If you're living with chronic pain, yoga might not be top of your list. However, studies show gentle yoga can help to soothe back pain and make you more flexible. Here are seven tips that might help.
  • 10 People With Chronic Pain Share Their Best Advice

    We asked MyNI users to share their best chronic pain relief tips. Read what they said in the final part of this weekly series of tips from people in Northern Ireland living with chronic pain.
  • 10 More Ways To Cope With Chronic Pain

    In the third part of this weekly series in May, women in Northern Ireland living with chronic pain share 10 more creative ways they make life easier for themselves.