Do you live with a long-term persistent pain condition? Does it affect your emotional wellbeing and get you down? Does it stop you sleeping well? Does it restrict your daily activities and stop you doing the things you want to do?
The Rural Practice Network (a group of 5 local GP surgeries covering Castle Cary, Bruton, Wincanton, Queen Camel & Milborne Port), is developing a new, non-medical pain management programme called Live Well with Pain – the Ten Footsteps – which is available to people registered with any of these 5 practices.
The Ten Footsteps programme addresses understanding pain & the brain, acceptance, pacing, goal setting, relaxation & mindfulness, sleep, communication, getting moving, managing moods, medication and nutrition, and managing setbacks.
People with long-term pain conditions can come along to our informal & welcoming drop-in Live Well with Pain café at the communal lounge at Catherines Close (BA7 7HP) on the fourth Thursday of each month from 11am-12pm and meet & chat to others in the same situation.
An online Live Well with Pain café happens on Microsoft Teams on the third Wednesday of each month from 7.00-8.00pm and is open to anyone registered with the 5 GP surgeries who would like to attend. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 07749 418850.
You can ask the health coaches about the Ten Footsteps, and they can give you more information and support you individually to go through the topics. We want to help people to learn new skills and find ways of managing their pain which we hope will lead to a more fulfilling life, despite the pain.
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact Sue on 077494 18850 or Millbrook Surgery’s Health Coaches on 01963 350210.
Free refreshments and a warm welcome awaits you!
Read more about the Ten Footsteps here – www.livewellwithpain.co.uk