Live Well with Pain is for people who are living with chronic pain and those who support them. We are people with chronic pain and clinicians who find that the key to living well with pain is self-management. Managing your pain is not easy or automatic – and it can help to know more, find useful skills and valuable resources or support to grow a kinder way of living.
So we have developed some really useful trusted resources to help you do this. You can access these – completely free – on our websites (please see more information below).
If you are living with chronic pain, visit my.livewellwithpain.co.uk for resources to help you live well, be more confident despite your pain.
For clinicians, explore the range of resources developed to help you support people with pain towards confident self-management of their chronic pain and health. Visit: livewellwithpain.co.uk
Ten Footsteps towards supporting your patients to live well with pain is a new online resource developed by Live Well with Pain with Durham University, to help you in your work with patients.
The resource is divided into ten sections, or ‘footsteps.’ This reflects the fact that, as a clinician, you will be going on a journey with your patient as they first come to terms with, and then learn the skills of, self-managing their pain.
Each of the ten footsteps covers a discrete self-management theme. Each is recognised by clinicians working with chronic pain to be a vital component in the ‘toolkit’ of people who have learnt to manage their pain effectively.
Ten Footsteps is full of useful advice on how to develop your patient’s self-management skills as well as downloadable resources for you to share with them. There are also links to more detailed information to support you in your own learning.
It is also available in a version designed specifically for your patients. It’s based on the same ten-footstep approach as the clinician resource, but designed and written with patients in mind, with tips, videos and resources for your patient to download and use.