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Please note there are currently no face-to-face appointments being held. Contact 01305 363019 if you require assistance (currently the only phone number in operation). Check if you have Coronavirus sypmtoms at the NHS 111 website.
Do you feel alone with your pain? Isolated? We can help! We are a group of volunteers both patients and ex patients, who because we too live with chronic pain, can offer you support in a variety of ways. It is however important to bear in mind we are not clinicians and therefore are unable to give clinical advice.
Helpline - 01202 858361 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Mon-Fri 11am to 5pm; Wed 14:00 - 17:00 only. See below for detailed information regarding our Helpline.
There is a Facebook “Dorset PainPals” support group. Although this is strictly outside of the NHS Pain service and beyond our role as volunteers, it is managed by some of us volunteers and there is some additional support offered by the Pain service staff if we meet any issues. It is completely closed to NHS staff and only managed by people living with chronic pain.
We have well established coffee mornings throughout the county. They have however been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will let you know when they are back up and running.
As chronic pain sufferers we all need a little extra help from time to time. Would you like to speak with someone who understands what it’s like? Don’t feel alone anymore - the PainPals Helpline is here to lend an ear! A helpline manned by volunteers who know what it is like to be in pain and have developed ways to manage it. Call us on 01202 858361 Mon-Fri 11:00 -17:00 or email email@example.com.
In Lesley's latest update - titled – “Its OK not to be OK” read part 2 of Lesley’s lockdown experience and how she is staying positive!
So here we are in social isolation, how can I turn this into a positive…. I have decided to challenge myself to do as we are taught through the Pain Management Team and remember ‘I Matter’! “ - Lesley (click link to see more..)
PainPals Helpline – 01202 858361
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 14:00 - 17:00 only
Would you like to speak with someone who truly understands what it’s like to live with chronic pain? Please call our helpline, which is manned by volunteers who live with pain themselves.
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.