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The Pain Toolkit by Pete Moore

What is the Pain Toolkit?

‘The Pain Toolk­it is for peo­ple who live with per­sis­tent pain and health­care teams who sup­port them. Many peo­ple with pain say they feel trapped or stuck in a per­sis­tent pain cycle? On good days they do more and on bad days less.’ (

Who is Pete Moore? 

Pete is a Self-Man­age­ment Coach/Author/Broadcaster of the Pain Toolk­it Born in Woolwich. 

Mem­ber of: 

  • British Pain Soci­ety (Hon­orary Member) 
  • Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion for the Study of Pain (IASP) 
  • IASP Task­force Covid-19 
  • Pre­sen­ter at Euro­pean Pain Fed­er­a­tion (EFIC) & Pain School (Aus­tria). 


  • Stam­ford Trained Train­er (Self-man­age­ment) 
  • City & Guilds — Teach­ing Adults 
  • City & Guilds — Pub­lic Speaking. 

What the Pain Toolk­it has been doing in recent years 

How peo­ple learn 

We mod­i­fied the web­site in 2020 to sup­port peo­ples dif­fer­ent learn­ing styles and for peo­ple who have vision or hear­ing impair­ments. It’s also avail­able in 40 dif­fer­ent languages. 

  • Visu­al 
  • Audio 
  • Writ­ten  
  • Prac­tice. 


The Pain Toolk­it still pro­vides half-day work­shops for peo­ple with per­sis­tent pain and health­care pro­fes­sion­al who sup­port, but in 2022 we have tried some­thing dif­fer­ent by pro­vid­ing a work­shop Mon­day — Fri­day 2.5hrs a day. To-date we have run two work­shops using this new con­cept. One for peo­ple in the UK/EU and anoth­er for peo­ple in Aus­tralia. The work­shops are being eval­u­at­ed by Teesside University. 

Vir­tu­al Real­i­ty (VR) 

We have been work­ing Teesside Uni­ver­si­ty devel­op­ing a VR Pain Toolk­it Cafe. The idea behind it is that the Cafe becomes a Hub where peo­ple can hang­out and also attend VR work­shops. We ran a few work­shops and peo­ple real­ly like the idea — any said they liked being an avatar. Main­ly because when they have attend­ed online events they were wor­ried how peo­ple per­ceived them. Being an avatar gave them a non-judge­men­tal approach to learn­ing and being around others. 

Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) 

AI may sound a bit futur­is­tic but many peo­ple are using it already, espe­cial­ly if you use Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. 

One of the main prob­lems peo­ple have expressed to me is the feel­ing of iso­la­tion often asso­ci­at­ed with liv­ing with per­sis­tent pain. So, once again the Pain Toolk­it has been work­ing with Teesside Uni­ver­si­ty to explore how AI could be a ‘Pain Man­age­ment Bud­dy’ to com­bat feel­ings of iso­la­tion. Per­son­al­ly, I use Siri a lot to find me infor­ma­tion for me and it sends it to my iPhone. 


Ukraine…What we CAN-DO 

I’m in the process of mobil­is­ing the world­wide pain man­age­ment com­mu­ni­ty to sup­port the peo­ple in the Ukraine, and Refugees, via a Webi­nar. The event is for peo­ple with per­sis­tent pain and health­care professionals 

Date 23rd April 

Time 7.30am — 10am 


  • Lorimer Mosley 
  • David But­ler  
  • Kei­th Meldrum 
  • Dave Poul­ter 
  • Sheren Gaulbert. 

How to reg­is­ter: 

Pete is also on social media if you want to say hello 

Twit­ter @paintoolkit2 

Face­book — PainToolkit 

Insta­gram — PainToolkit 



March 2022 Update from Pete Moore