What is the Pain Management Programme (PMP)?
It is a group programme which aims to:
- l Improve your understanding of persistent pain
- l Increase your confidence in your ability to manage your pain
- l Explore the physiological and psychological elements of living with persistent pain
- l Explore ways of managing difficult emotions associated with your pain
- l Improve your quality of sleep
- l Help reduce fear around physical activity
- l Help you identify what’s meaningful to you, and to develop self-management skills in order to live more fulfilling lives whilst experiencing chronic pain
- l Help you explore ways in which you can help your own friends and family to understand your pain
- l Promote self-awareness
- l Provide a sense of community with other individuals with similar health challenges.
How is the programme delivered?
Our programme is delivered weekly, and it can be attended either face to face, or virtually.
|Number of Sessions
|Length of Sessions
|13 – 15 participants
|9 – 11 participants
We highly advise every participant to attend all 9 sessions, and it is essential to attend the first one. If you miss more than a couple of sessions, you might be asked to attend the next available programme instead.
What should I expect from each session?
The sessions are interactive, and we encourage group discussion which allows you to learn from and connect with other members of the group.
Each session covers a new subject, and is delivered jointly by one of our pain physiotherapists, and one of our pain psychologists.
What happens after my referral?
Every individual that has been referred to a PMP is asked to attend an information session first.
This is done in a group and it often gives you a feel for what to expect from a group setting.
In this information session you will be invited to have a more in depth discussion about the programme and be introduced to some of its content in more detail.