What happens in a pain cafe?

The start of each session involves social time with free tea, coffee and snacks. We then have a 30 minute guided movement session with a qualified instructor. In the last hour of the session there is a facilitated discussion around a pain management topic where anyone can ask questions and contribute their experiences.

Where can I find a pain cafe?

Wolseley Community Hub, 7 Wolseley Cl, Ford, Plymouth PL2 3BY. First Monday of each month, 11am-1pm. Next meetings (due to bank holidays/staff holiday) 15th April and 13th May.

Rees Youth & Community Centre, Mudge Way, Plympton.
First Tuesday of each month, 1 -3pm. Next meetings 2nd April and 7th May.


William Sutton Village Hall, 31 Miles Mitchell Avenue, Plymouth PL6 5LZ.

Last Wednesday of every month, 1.15-3.15pm. Starts April 24th and May 29th.

We are looking into opening more cafes, watch this space!

Do I need to book a place?

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.

What pain management principles do you follow?

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.

How much does it cost to attend?

The cafe is free for participants but donations towards costs appreciated. We are supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, the Livewell Foundation and some refreshments are kindly provided by the local Co-operatives.

Please contact us if you are able to offer corporate sponsorship or suitable grants to secure the future of this valuable service.

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