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  1. To find out if the service is suitable for you, please answer the following four YES/NO questions. Your answer won’t be saved so please allow enough time to answer all the questions in one sitting.

  2. Question 1 of 4

    Before you start, please confirm whether you have either watched the video or read the transcript

    You need to have watched the video or read the transcript before you are suitable for a referral. It helps you to get the most out of the service if you attend with realistic expectations of what the service offers.

  3. Question 2 of 4

    As there is sometimes no known ‘cure’ for chronic pain, do you feel ready, willing and able to learn new emotional and behavioural strategies to transform the way you manage your pain?

    If you feel you are not quite ready to engage in pain management because there are other directions you would like to follow, please seek your GP’s support to discuss those options before activating a referral to our Service.

  4. Question 3 of 4

    Are you currently working with or waiting to see someone else about the same problem you are coming to discuss with the Pain Service?

    Receiving messages from different clinicians about the same problem can be quite confusing. We therefore ask that you finish your treatment with the other service before pursuing a referral with the Pain Service.

  5. Question 4 of 4

    Are you awaiting definitive treatment for your pain problem, e.g., surgery?

    If you are looking for more scans/investigations or for a treatment/cure, the Pain Service is most likely not going to be the right one for you. Your GP will be able to support you to obtain these elsewhere.

    All possible options which can help to ‘cure’ your pain need to be explored first so that you can embark on pain management from a position of readiness.

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  • Regular support groups imageRegular support groups

    • Poole last Thursday of the month 10:30am

      Time for Coffee - POOLE

      Fed up? Want to chat? Need to laugh?

      Come and join the monthly coffee mornings every last Thursday in the month at

      The Lighthouse Cafe,

      21 Kingland Rd, 

      Poole BH15  1UG

      Run by our fabulous Pain Service Volunteers.

      These are run as a drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Stay for as long or as little as you like.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Bournemouth Last Friday of every month 1pm

      Time for Coffee - BOURNEMOUTH

      Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold. 

      There will be no meetings in November and December 2019.

    • Dorchester 3rd Friday of month 10:30am

      VIVO Lounge Support Group:

       

      Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.

       

      23 Weymouth Avenue,

      Brewery Square,

      Dorchester,

      Dorset,

      DT1 1QR

       

      10.30am -12.30pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. The group will be facilitated by a volunteer of the community pain service. Any queries please call 01305 814015.

    • Blandford first Thursday of the month 1:30pm

      Every first Thursday of the month at

       

      Crown Hotel,
      Blandford Forum,
      West St, Blandford Forum,
      DT11 7AJ

      1.30pm – 3.30pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Shaftesbury fourth Thursday of the month 11am

      Every fourth Thursday of the month at

      Half Moon pub,
      Salisbury Rd, 
      Shaftesbury, SP7 8BS

      11.00am -1.00pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Sherborne second Thursday of the month 2:00pm

      Every second Thursday of the month at

       

      Plume of Feathers,
      Half Moon St,
      Sherborne, 
      DT9 3LN

      2.00pm - 4.00pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

  • One-to-one peer support imageOne-to-one peer support

    Would you like phone or online support from a Pain Chain Coach?

    A Pain Chain Coach is somebody who has chronic pain and therefore understands the challenge of living with daily pain.

    We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.

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