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About Us

We support those disabled with chronic pain within Plymouth and surrounding areas. We run pain cafes to connect people, provide peer support and give people skills to self manage their chronic pain condition.

Each session runs for 2 hours and involves small groups of up to 15 people who are supported by one or more pain coaches. The coaches have lived experience and manage chronic pain. They facilitate the sessions by providing expertise and resources to help you with everyday life. We encourage exercise as part of lifestyle improvement and we can give you lots of advice around key areas such as sleep management.

Chronic Pain Coaching are part of a Plymouth NHS pilot programme aiming to deprescribe people from opioid medication and the Directors themselves now manage their pain levels without medication.

FAQ

PLYMOUTH

Wolseley Community Hub, North Prospect. 11am-1pm first Monday monthly (1st July)

Four Greens Community Trust, Whitleigh. 11am-1pm, 3rd Weds monthly (19th June)

Ernest English House, Buckwell St, City Centre. 11.30-1.30, 3rd Thurs monthly (20th June)

William Sutton Village Hall, Eggbuckland. 1.15-3.15 last Weds monthly (29th May)

Forthcoming:

St Budeaux Community Hub. 

Mount Gould

SURROUNDING AREAS

Rees Centre, Plympton, 1-3pm first Tues monthly (2nd July)

The Watermark, Ivybridge. 11am-1pm 3rd Fri monthly (21st June)

Clubhouse at Deans Cross, Plymstock. 11am-1pm last Mon monthly (24th June) 

Currently we have some spaces available in the cafes so please feel free to turn up. If we reach capacity we may need to ask people to book in the future.

We use the Ten Footsteps programme as a basis for discussion but we are also guided by participant experiences. We also review current literature and research to bring the best experience possible.

Ten Footsteps programme

The cafe is free for participants. We are supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and refreshments are kindly provided by the local Co-operatives. However, to make the cafes sustainable we would appreciate donations towards costs (pay what you can afford).

We teach you the self management skills used on many pain management programmes. Sean has been part of the team setting up pain cafes in Cornwall www.pain.cafe and data has shown 100% of participants feel more capable of managing their pain themselves.

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