pain-resources

Resources to Manage Pain Well

Useful Websites

www.healthtalk.org
This site provides information from people with health problems like pain for people with pain or health conditions. Trusted, valued and uses video, audio and reading resources on topics like the search for a cause, impact on the family and friends, coming to terms with persistent pain and many other issues.

www.paintoolkit.org
Popular site where Pete Moore shares the Paintoolkit and the 12 tools to self-manage pain. It has lots of useful resources.

www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk
An excellent site around mindfulness approaches to persistent pain with details on access to a range of courses, face to face, telephone, online. Very helpful resources to buy from site; CDs books and downloads. Vidyamala Burch suffers with long-term spinal pain and shares the value of mindfulness in self-managing in her books.

Airing pain from Pain Concern
Airing Pain is the online radio programme and podcast from Pain Concern. Each month they bring together people with chronic pain and top specialists to talk about resources that can help.

Podcasts

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

Online Help & Downloadable Leaflets

Explaining you pain
Persistent pain (sometimes called chronic or long-term pain) is described as ‘pain that continues for three months or more and may not respond to standard medical treatment.’ 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. We know from people living with pain that there are some things which can be really helpful. We’ve called these the Ten Footsteps…

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

It looks at five areas:

  • daily routines
  • activity levels
  • food and drink choices
  • night-time routines
  • helping mind and body to rest

and provides simple-to-follow guidance for patients to develop the skills they need to start getting a good night’s sleep.

Support Groups

Hope 4 Me Fibro – Northern Ireland

Local Arthritis Care branch or group

Endometriosis Support Group NI

M.E. Support NI

Video Playlist

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.