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As explained by the downward spiral of chronic pain, it’s only natural that people find it hard to continue to do the things that matter in life. It is often the pain that stops people doing things they value, not forgetting the added stressors that pain can cause such as fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, fear and low self-confidence.
It is really important that we try to continue to do things we enjoy despite the pain, to help us improve our quality of life. This may seem impossible at first, which is where goal setting can be really usefull. Small and achievable short term goals can allow us to work towards realistic long term goals. Achievable goals can also help to improve our confidence and sense of self worth.
In the categories below are some factsheets providing ideas and information around goal setting and how to maintain or return to roles and activities we value. You can also find some links to local resources and organisations that maybe useful in working towards your goals.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
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!
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.
VIVO Lounge Support Group:
Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.
23 Weymouth Avenue,
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.
Every first Thursday of the month at
West St, Blandford Forum,
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.
Every fourth Thursday of the month at
Half Moon pub,
Shaftesbury, SP7 8BS
Every second Thursday of the month at
Plume of Feathers,
Half Moon St,
2.00pm - 4.00pm
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.