Learning to live with pain in Somerset

Medication isn't the only way to manage persistent pain. Scientific evidence suggests that people with pain can have more rewarding lives if they learn particular skills. We can’t take the pain away but we can help you to have a better quality of life despite the pain.

 

Living with pain doesn't have to be hopeless.

  • Do you live with a long-term persistent pain condition?
  • Does it affect your ability to sleep?
  • Does the pain generally give you low mood and affect your emotional wellbeing?
  • Does it restrict your daily activities and stop you doing the things you want to do?
  • Does it affect your ability to find and keep paid employment?
  • Are you concerned about the amount of pain medication you are taking and their side-effects?
  • Does your pain often flare up when you are feeling stressed and anxious?

Living with persistent (chronic) pain can severely impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing and our ability to perform daily activities.

Across Somerset there are a range of support services and informal, peer-support groups, pain cafes and pain management groups to help you.  Many of these are face-to-face in your own local community and some are online groups or web-based resources.

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Pain Cafes in Somerset

A map of where you can get support for pain management in Somerset including pain cafes and community support groups

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Resources to manage pain

We have put together some useful resources to help you manage your pain at home including videos, websites and books