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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 through this time it will be important for you to stay up to date with the latest guidance 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.
As I write this, I hope that you, your family and friends are as well as can be at this time of Coronavirus Covid-19.
Coronavirus evokes a lot of different reactions from us, including anxiety, fear and a sense of waiting and watching … news from around the world hardly inspires confidence and non-stop social media updates could generate more alarm than support…
At this crucial time, I just wanted to make a few suggestions on how we can all combat Covid and manage our stress and distress (in addition to handwashing, social distancing and keeping generally sensible and safe, of course!), so please follow the link.
May I end by wishing you and your loved ones the very best and also by assuring you that our ‘virtual’ door is always open – please do drop us an email or check out our Facebook page and we will reply to you as soon as we can.
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.
Currently on hold due to Coronavirus
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Poole are currently on hold.
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Dorcehster are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Blandford are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Shaftesbury are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Sherborne are currently on hold.
PainPals Helpline – 01202 858361
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Wed 14:00 - 16:00 only
Helpline will be closed from 4.00pm 17th December. Reopening on January 4th 2022 at 11.00am.
Would you like to speak with someone who truly understands what it’s like to live with chronic pain? Call our helpline, which is manned by volunteers who live with pain themselves.
To use this helpline, you should to be registered to a Dorset GP