My Pain Toolkit

Pain Toolkit
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Young people and teenagers living with persistent pain

- Does pain stop you from doing the things you enjoy?

- Do you struggle to understand your pain?

- Do you want your pain to stop controlling you?

If any of these questions are true then this toolkit is for you!

My Pain Toolkit is a simple 28 page guide, that gives you some handy tips and skills to help you to understand and manage pain better!

“I loved the Pain Toolkit, it wasn't talking at me, but just giving me some tips and ideas that others have used to manage their pain.”

F.N. Essex

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About the author

Pete lives in North East Essex and is a keen promoter of pain self-management and other health conditions.

Pete lives with pain himself and has written several pain management programmes and books. He is often
asked to provide educational seminars for healthcare professionals and patient groups in the UK and Europe.

- British Pain Society

- International Association Study of Pain (IASP) Member of the IASP Patient Alliance

- Work with Teesside Uni, developing VR for Pain Mgt

- Pain Champion UK

“Self-managing pain or a health problem is not as hard as you think and the best way to approach it is by taking small steps. Be patient with yourself. We, as that saying goes ‘want to walk before we can run’. Easy does it. You will get there. 

Always ask for help and support from your doctors, family, teachers and friends. In time you will become more confident and in control”.

”Change can be really scary. However, the fact that you are even thinking about changing is a really positive thing. Believe in yourself and take each step when you are ready.”

Clinical Psychologist & NIHR Research Fellow in #OCAP team. Researching #paranoia in #adolescence, #youth mental health, & cognitive therapies for #psychosis.

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Pain Toolkit
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19 Aug 2019
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All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. In a world where 1 in 5 of us experience ongoing pain and where there is increasing evidence for the failure of synthetic drugs, take heart: help is at hand. It is now known that understanding more about why things hurt can actually help treat pain.

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