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Pain at Work (PAW) Toolkit

We are very pleased to announce a new pain man­age­ment toolk­it designed for peo­ple who expe­ri­ence pain in the work place, or whose chron­ic pain impacts their work day.

To access the PAW Toolk­it please click here!

“This toolk­it aims to pro­vide sup­port­ive infor­ma­tion, advice and guid­ance for peo­ple work­ing in any role, organ­i­sa­tion and sec­tor, who expe­ri­ence chron­ic or per­sis­tent pain. This toolk­it is for any­one with chron­ic or per­sis­tent pain. Your pain may or may not be relat­ed to a dis­abil­i­ty. Every­one’s expe­ri­ence of chron­ic or per­sis­tent pain is dif­fer­ent and each per­son­’s needs at work vary and can change over time. This is a large toolk­it, please read it at your own pace and use what you need, when you need it. Dif­fer­ent sec­tions and resources may be use­ful to you at dif­fer­ent times.”

The PAW Toolk­it has 5 key sections:

  1. What is chron­ic or per­sis­tent pain?
  2. Chron­ic or per­sis­tent pain and disability
  3. Work capac­i­ty, advice and support
  4. Self-man­age­ment Strategies 
  5. Resources

Devel­oped by: Greaves S, Som­er­set S, Abbott-Flem­ing V, Blake H.  PAW (Pain at Work) Toolk­it: A toolk­it for peo­ple with chron­ic or per­sis­tent pain at work. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham. Ver­sion 3: 31 March 2021.