Useful Contacts and Sources of Information

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    Useful Contacts and Sources of Information

    On this page you will find links to other websites that you may find useful. Please be aware that Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust cannot be held responsible for the content and/or privacy practices of other web sites.

    NHS Community Pain Service tel 01704 387 235 Their website is currently in development.

    “Understanding pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it” 

    Mood Juice: Chronic pain self help guide

    “Tame the Beast” – 5 minute animation clip explaining pain  

    Pain Clinic Plus (pain support group)  
    A voluntary, self-funded website and chronic pain support group ‘run by pain sufferers for pain suffers’. Provides a wealth of useful information and details of what’s going on in your local area, including weekly informal meetings and light exercise classes. Also, you can keep in touch with others, and with news and events via their Facebook page.

    Pain Toolkit
    The Pain Toolkit is a website with useful information to help you live well despite the pain.  It has some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain. 

    Pain Concern
    Pain Concern is run by chronic pain sufferers. Visit the site for information and support for 
    pain sufferers, their families and their carers.  There is also a useful podcast - “Airing Pain”, with top specialists involved.

    Pain CD  
    A self-help website for people with chronic pain created by Dr Neil Berry, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Contains useful resources and free downloadable mp3 tracks covering many aspects of living with pain and relaxation techniques.

    Pain-Ed has lots of educational information as well as updates on the latest pain research.  The website also contains videos of patient stories who describe their experiences of living with pain including Ally’s story.

    Inner Health Studio - relaxation resources

    Smiling Mind - free mindfulness app     
    Evidence suggests mindfulness can be a useful approach for people with chronic pain.