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The Four Pillars of Pain Management is the model of supported self-management that our service users and staff have devised to help you manage your pain.
The 4 Pillars are the building blocks which will help you enhance your knowledge and understanding of pain management. They will provide you with tools such as learning more about our bodies, building a healthy life-style, doing what matters most to you and developing greater emotional well-being.
Using a ‘biopsychosocial’ approach to understand your pain, its causes and the way it affects your body and mind system
Reversing the downward spiral of pain by improving fitness and mobility, mood and well-being
Engaging in a meaningful daily routine, practicing a variety of useful techniques such as pacing, relaxation, gentle exercise … being kind to oneself …
Making positive healthcare choices in order to manage pain more effectively.
Explore each of the topics within the pillars below.
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
PLEASE NOTE the PainPals Helpline will be closed on the two upcoming bank holidays – 2nd and 3rd June 2022.
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Wed 14:00 - 16:00 only
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