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Living Well with Chronic Pain
6, September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Living with chronic pain can be worrying, frustrating and stressful. This course can help you to learn tools and techniques to manage stress, low mood and anxiety and maximise your physical health. We recommend attending all sessions to gain the maximum benefit from this treatment.
Please note: You must be booked onto a course to attend. You are welcome to bring a friend or relative for support, but they must also be booked onto the course due to limited spaces.
This free course is jointly delivered by Wiltshire IAPT (all 4 sessions) and Wiltshire Health and Care Physiotherapy (2 out of 4 sessions).
The course covers: understanding chronic pain, guidance on how to manage activity levels, learning tools and techniques for improving psychological wellbeing based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, setting personal goals based on what is important to you, and the opportunity to practice gentle movement in a safe and supportive environment led by a physiotherapist.
This is a taught course designed to introduce practical strategies to manage your mood, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion about the techniques and examples it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part. We recommend attending all 4 sessions to fully benefit, please discuss with the course facilitators if you have any concerns or see the course FAQ’s on our website.
This course is suitable for:
- Anyone with long-term or persistent pain, including those with fibromyalgia and back pain. You also need to be aged 16+ and registered with a Wiltshire GP.
This course is not suitable for people with:
- A mental health diagnosis, such as Bipolar Disorder or Personality Disorder.
- Please note: You must be booked onto a course to attend. You are welcome to bring a friend or relative for support, but they must also be booked onto the course due to limited spaces.
Malmesbury Primary Care Centre
The is parking on-site at the surgery. This is located at the rear of the building and include designated disabled parking.
Wiltshire IAPT Service psycho-educational courses are only available for people who are over the age of 16 and registered with a GP in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon area). Courses can be booked by using the online booking form* below, or over the phone by contacting the Wiltshire IAPT Service on 01380 731335. All our courses are released for booking 4 weeks before the start date - Bookings received before the 4 week window cannot be processed.
Our admin team are available weekdays, 9am-5pm and will be happy to assist you in booking on to your chosen course and answer any questions you may have. 01380 731335
*Please be advised using the online booking form does not guarantee a place on a course. A member of the admin team will contact you if the course is no longer available and we will do all we can to accommodate your request.