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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
The Café, Citygate Church, 138A Holdenhurt Road, BH8 8AS, from 11-1pm
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.