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Information, advice and support for people living with chronic pain

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Pain Concern
Information, advice and support (telephone helpline and online discussion forums).

Telephone icon Helpline 0300 123 0789

Computer icon  www.painconcern.org.uk


Action on Pain
Information, advice and support around 'living positively' with a chronic pain condition.

Telephone icon Helpline 0845 6031593    

Computer icon www.action-on-pain.co.uk


The British Pain Society
A wide range of information, useful links, and publications about chronic pain.

Computer icon www.britishpainsociety.org/people-with-pain

Useful websites

Short videos of people talking about their own experiences of managing chronic pain.     

Computer icon www.healthtalkonline.org/chronichealthissues/Chronic_Pain


NHS Choices
Self-help tips, information and advice on living well with chronic pain.

Computer icon www.nhs.uk/livewell/pain/pages/painhome.aspx


Useful information and support on pain management techniques and coping skills.

Computer icon www.painsupport.co.uk


Able Radio
Online radio station about ‘hidden conditions’, such as chronic pain with advice and support.

Computer icon www.ableradio.com


Books about chronic pain

You may also find the following books useful. They give information and advice about managing and coping with chronic pain. All the books are available through major online retailers and should also be available through most book shops. They may also be available free from your local library.

Title Authors Publisher & Year
Manage Your Pain: Practical and positive ways of adapting to chronic pain Michael Nicholas, Allan Molloy, Lois Tonkin & Lee Beeston

Souvenir Press, 2003

Coping Successfully with Chronic Pain  Neville Shone

Sheldon Press, 1995 / 2002

Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Frances Cole, Hazel Howden-Leach, Helen Macdonald & Catherine Carus

Constable & Robinson, 2005


Local support groups

Chronic Pain Support Group in Bury St Edmunds
Monthly group meetings at Southgate Community Centre in Bury, with invited speakers and special events.

Telephone icon Contact: 07724 187774

Computer icon Email info@chronicpainsupportgroup.co.uk

Computer icon  www.chronicpainsupportgroup.co.uk


But You Don’t Look Ill – Suffolk
Regular group meetings in Great Cornard.

Computer icon Email bydlisuffolk@gmail.com

Computer icon  http://butyoudontlookill.onesuffolk.net/


Ipswich Support Group for Fibromyalgia
Friendly chat, support and informal get-togethers.

Telephone icon Contact Carol on 01473 410015