Pain Self-management

Birmingham Community Healthcare

An online library of clinically approved apps to help support you with pain management.

British Pain Society

The British Pain Society is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK. Chronic pain is suffered by over a third of the population. It is commonly distressing and commonly highly disabling. It is devastating for individuals who suffer. Many cannot work and lose their jobs.

How to get NHS help for your pain

If you have been struggling with pain for more than 12 weeks, there are many services that can help.

Long-term pain has many causes, such as arthritis, back problems, an old injury, illness or nerve damage.

Pain Concern

They work to improve the lives of people living with pain and those who care for them.


The PainSupport website was founded by Jan Sadler in 2000.

Jan designed the PainSupport website to share her information on pain management with others. She writes in a straightforward way that is easy to understand.

The PainSupport website aims to help people in pain move forward in their lives with better pain self-management, with or without drugs, and to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, despite having pain.

The Pain Toolkit

The Pain Toolkit helps people all over the world self manage persistent pain.

Pain self management is about learning new and using old skills and trying them out to see what works for you.