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Pain is really hard to live with. If things get too difficult - contact -
Connections - 24/7 helpline. Dorset residents or people visiting Dorset - call 0800 652 0190 Samaritans - Call 116123 if you need someone to talk to. Website - www.samaritans.org/
In managing your pain below is the latest information and support resources.
Resources are updated regularly:
In the service you will learn new skills to help manage your pain. But you won’t be doing this alone - we’re all here, walking the walk with you.
“I shall use what I have learnt to help other people on their journey.”
- Fibromyalgia Pain Management Participant, November 2023
“I don't know if it’s because I am using the pain management, but I have started doing mini walks outside despite my anxiety of being outside – I am very proud of myself.”
“Thank you everyone, it has been very helpful and a lovely group.”
In addition to the support we at the pain service provide, The Dorset Self-Management Service offer a FREE NHS service for people with long- term health conditions and carers to feel more confident self-managing on a day-to-day basis.
You can also make use of LiveWell Dorset. They are here for your health and wellbeing and will guide you to a healthier lifestyle through FREE advice and coaching.
The Flippin’ Pain site a site with a campaign of changing the way we think about, talk about and treat persistent pain. It has a selection of messages and resources co-created by people with persistent pain, healthcare professionals, pain scientists and communications.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
New dates to be added soon
The Poet Laureate, 5 Pummery Square, Poundbury - from 11am .
The Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG - From 11am
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Shaftesbury are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Sherborne are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Wimborne are coming soon.