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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'.
We offer a range of programmes within our service, including:
This PDF file contains commonly asked questions and answers about the Pain Management Programmes we run.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold.
There will be no meetings in September and October 2019.
Time for Coffee - POOLE
Fed up? Want to chat? Need to laugh?
Come and join the monthly coffee mornings at The Lighthouse Cafe 21 Kingland Rd, Poole Bh15, run by our fabulous Pain Service Volunteers.
These are run as a drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Stay for as long or as little as you like.
The coffee group runs every last Thursday in the month.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Purbeck Support Group:
When: Group meeting every Thursday.
Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm.
Where: In the upstairs bar area, Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PH. There is a lift available.
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. Any queries please call 01305 814015.
Weymouth Support Group:
When: Meeting up every Tuesday.
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Where: Springhead pub in Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth, DT3 6LW.
Please feel free to attend for a coffee and a chat. Please contact Mr David Wilson should you require any further information about the support group - 07858 510513.
VIVO Lounge Support Group:
When: Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.
Time: 10.30am -12.30pm
Where: 23 Weymouth Avenue, Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QR
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. The group will be facilitated by a volunteer of the community pain service. Any queries please call 01305 814015.
Would you like phone or online support from a Pain Chain Coach?
A Pain Chain Coach is somebody who has chronic pain and therefore understands the challenge of living with daily pain.
We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.