We know that self management is one of the things that can most improve the lives of people living with pain, but all too often it’s not being put into practice successfully.
After speaking to people with pain and healthcare professionals, we’ve been able to put together a clearer picture of what is going wrong and how we might make things better.
Visit our online shop to view our selection of self management leaflets, available for free in print and digitally.
Material for healthcare professionals to make consultations more holistic and encourage self-management is already widely used (for example Realistic Medicine, Year of Care and House of Care) and Pain Concern has now developed a paper-based tool for patients to prepare themselves to bring up their concerns and worries in appointments. Designed to help patients navigate their concerns and bring the most important questions up in primary care appointments.
Our leaflets are free to download. If you would like to order printed leaflets for individual use – or bulk order leaflets for distribution in clinics, GP’s surgeries and community groups – please add to your basket and checkout free of charge.
Our radio programme Airing Pain brings together people with chronic pain and top specialists to talk about the resources which can help.
Pain Concern produces a new Airing Pain programme once a month, which you can hear on Tuesday and Sunday evenings at 8pm via Able Radio. Podcasts are then available to listen to on demand via our website. You can subscribe to the Airing Pain podcast on Audioboom, iTunes and through most podcast apps.
Transcripts are now available for most of the programmes.
View our Playlists for theme-specific programmes.