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Pain management information and resources

Pain Concern
Information, advice and support (telephone helpline and online discussion forums).

Helpline 0300 123 0789 (Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) or visit the Pain Concern website


Action on Pain
Information, advice and support around ‘living positively’ with a chronic pain condition.

Helpline 0345 6031593 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) or visit the Action on Pain website


The British Pain Society
A wide range of information, useful links, and publications about chronic pain. Please visit The British Pain Society website for more information.


Short videos of people talking about their own experiences of managing chronic pain.  Please visit the Health Talk Online website for more information.


Pain Support
Useful information and support on pain management techniques and coping skills.  Please visit the Pain Support website for more information.


Able Radio
Online radio station about ‘hidden conditions’, such as chronic pain with advice and support.  Please visit the Able Radio website for more information.


Books about chronic pain

You may also find the following books useful. They give information and advice about managing and coping with chronic pain. All the books are available through major online retailers and should also be available through most book shops. They may also be available free from your local library.

TitleAuthorsPublisher & Year
Manage Your Pain: Practical and positive ways of adapting to chronic painMichael Nicholas, Allan Molloy, Lois Tonkin & Lee BeestonSouvenir Press, 2003
Coping Successfully with Pain Neville ShoneSheldon Press, 1995 / 2002
Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral TechniquesFrances Cole, Hazel Howden-Leach, Helen Macdonald & Catherine CarusConstable & Robinson, 2005


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