- Understanding Pain in 5 minutes
- Understanding Persistent Pain Booklet
Developed by The Tasmanian Health Service, this booklet an explanation of some of the theories of how pain becomes persistent.
Pain Care Resources
- The NHS Forth Valley Self Care Toolkit
A helpful booklet for people who are living with persistent health conditions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of the local activities will not be running at present.
- The Physiotherapy Pain Association
A list of movement resources suitable for people who have persistent pain.
- Scottish Government
Information for people with chronic pain about how Coronavirus/COVID-19 may affect you.
- NHS Inform
NHS inform provides a coordinated, single source of quality assured health and care information for the people of Scotland.
- Pain Concern
A range of resources, including information and an online forum to support people living with pain. Their podcast Airing Pain has over 60 hours of listening on a range of topics.
- The Pain Toolkit
This website that accompanies the booklet above has been developed by Pete Moore who lives with persistent pain. He runs regular online webinars and “cafes” for people who experience persistent pain.
- Managing Chronic Pain
The Scottish clinical guideline for managing chronic pain. A guide for patients and carers.
- NHS Inform Mental Wellbeing
Information for those experiencing stress, low mood, anxiety and other mental health problems. Includes links to self help guides and practical steps to improve mental wellbeing.
- Breathing Space
A helpline providing listening, information and advice for people in Scotland feeling low, stressed or anxious. Available throughout the weekend and at night when other services are not available.
Resources from people living well with pain
- Understanding movement for chronic pain
Claire Campbell, pain management specialist physiotherapist wrote a blog in collaboration with Natasha Lipman, chronic illness blogger
- Sean’s story
Sean started managing his pain rather than waiting for it to go away
- Louise’s story – Life after opioids
- Healthtalk Online
Dip in and out and listen to people’s experiences of pain and rehabilitation
- My Cuppa Jo
Joletta lives with persistent pain and aims to make sense of pain through science and stories