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Dorset Pain Management Service provides group programmes which are designed to help you recognise the many areas of life chronic pain can affect. For some people the prospect of being in a group can seem quite daunting. However, despite these initial worries, most people find that being with other people who share similar difficulties is a really rewarding experience. Our group programs cover a number of topics and are delivered by an interdisciplinary team of experienced health care professionals including
It is ironic that though human beings have always experienced pain, our scientific knowledge still can't explain some of the pain conditions people suffer from.
Pain management programmes are not aimed at treating your pain, though this may well be the result. They are aimed at providing you with tools to develop new ways of dealing with pain, different attitudes towards managing it, new skills, strengths and activities to replace ones you can no longer participate in, all of which bring a level of pleasure, accomplishment and self-esteem back into your life so that you can truly 'Soar above pain'.
At present we are offering a range of programmes virtually, via (Microsoft Teams) video call.
Within our service we offer:
This PDF file contains commonly asked questions and answers about the Pain Management Programmes we run.
This video gives a demonstration on how to complete the outcome measures and consent form questionnaires that are required before commencing a Pain Management Programme.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
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PainPals Helpline – 01202 858361
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Wed 14:00 - 16:00 only
Helpline will be closed from 4.00pm 17th December. Reopening on January 4th 2022 at 11.00am.
Would you like to speak with someone who truly understands what it’s like to live with chronic pain? Call our helpline, which is manned by volunteers who live with pain themselves.
To use this helpline, you should to be registered to a Dorset GP