Pain Concern is a national charity that aims to improve the lives of people living with pain in the UK and the people who care for those living with pain.
Phone: 0300 123 0789
Join the online Pain Concern community here
The British Pain Society is a multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK. It aims to promote education, training, research and development in all fields of pain. It also aims to increase both professional and public awareness of the prevalence of pain and the facilities that are available for its management. Their website contains information that may be of use to people living with pain: https://www.britishpainsociety.org/people-with-pain/
My Live Well with Pain: A number of resources and information booklets are available via this website created by clinicians who specialise in working with individuals with persistent pain.
Pathway through Pain: is a online pain management course that aims to help people living with chronic musculoskeletal pain to manage their pain. This course is not available for free, although there are some NHS services that offer this online course for free. For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/pathway-through-pain/
Moodjuice Chronic Pain Self-Help Guide: one of a series of self-help guides designed by clinical psychologists. This guide offers information and advice to individuals experiencing troublesome thoughts and feelings linked to chronic pain. It describes methods for managing troublesome pain symptoms.
ESCAPE-Pain Online: a freely available 12-session programme designed to be completed over 6-weeks. This online programme is aimed specifically at people who have knee or hip osteoarthritis. It was designed to support individuals who had attended face-to-face ESCAPE-pain programmes (to support the continuation of exercises after the programme had ended), it can be useful for people who cannot access face-to-face classes. It is to be used with support from qualified healthcare professionals. For more information visit: https://escape-pain.org/support-tools/support-homepage
Understanding Persistent Pain Booklet: an information booklet produced by the Tasmanian Health Organisation South that introduces some important facts about pain, the body and managing symptoms.
Gate Control Theory of Pain: an information leaflet about pain mechanisms produced by Derbyshire Community Health Psychology Service.
Positive Coping with Health Conditions: a self-care workbook written by health professionals that provides strategies to help individuals living with health problems to cope
General mental health websites and workbooks
These resources support general mental health and may not be specific to health problems.
Northumberland NHS self-help
Brief self-help leaflets on: Abuse, Alcohol, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, Self Harm, Panic, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Postnatal Depression, Obsessions and Compulsions
Centre for Clinical Interventions
Detailed workbooks on: panic, worrying, assertiveness, disordered eating, low self-esteem, managing distress, depression.
This website has a range of booklets and videos explaining step by step how to use some of the key cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, for example behavioural activation, problem-solving, worry management and graded exposure. These may be used alongside some of the therapy sessions you attend in our service.
Tools and resources to help yourself and others to feel better.
Mental health charity with lots of useful information.