Where you can get advice
Most people want to understand more about their pain, why it persists, and why it sometimes doesn’t respond to some medical treatments.
Somerset Community Pain Management Service – Our local pain management website has information including a book called ‘Supporting you with your pain management’, and guidance on using medication.
How to manage your pain – Stress and anxiety. Useful links and a video called: ‘The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress’.
The NHS website – self-help information and links for patients with persistent pain.
The Pain Toolkit – a simple information booklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.
Sheffield Persistent Pain – Although this site is written for patients with persistent pain who live in Sheffield, it has great information and links for people who want to know more about living with long-term pain.
Self-management support courses
Self management UK – Provide a persistent pain programme, a free self-management course for people who live with day-to-day persistent pain. The course is run in the local area in a variety of different locations.
Be Mindful is a UK website containing all you need to know about mindfulness, which helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings.
Support groups and pain organisations
Action on Pain – A charity offering support and advice for patients living with persistent pain.
Pain Concern is a charity for people living with persistent pain, and those who care for and about them. They run a pain helpline – 0300 123 0789 – and have a range of information and self-management advice on managing pain.