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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.
For registered users
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Patients online service
Our online service providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a wide range of information, work sheets, tools and support.
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Do you need extra help?
You can opt to be contacted by a trained pain coach (somebody who knows what it’s like to live with daily pain) who can offer you additional support to help with your goals if you need it.
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.
More information on the Pain Chain.
Please note that these services are available only to people who are currently or have previously been under the pain service.
Speak to us about what might work for you on 01305 213040