Resources

I’ll keep adding to this list.

Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand are a wonderful organisation who support people to manage their arthritis and pain, and raise awareness about different forms of arthritis. I have attended information sessions about fibromyalgia and pain management run by their educators. Their facebook groups connect me to other people with pain.

Check out their webinars and videos.

My Live Well with Pain

This whole website is worth exploring as they cover different approaches to managing pain. I found the True stories gave a wide range of examples of what it is like to live with, or support someone with, pain.

PAW (Pain at Work) Toolkit: A toolkit for people with chronic or persistent pain at work

“The Pain at Work (PAW) toolkit  is an online digital toolkit designed to provide supportive information, advice and guidance for people at work who have chronic or persistent pain.

This is an open access, free, online resource, for people working in any role, organisation and sector. To access the PAW Toolkit click here  (recommended opening this Xerte toolkit on Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browsers).”

The Toolkit does have UK specific information, especially with regards to the legislation. However, I think it would be helpful for people managing pain at work wherever you are in the world. I found going through the sections a good refresher for managing my pain.

Pain resource by the New Zealand Pain Society.

A booklet that summarises, in an easily digestible form, current understanding of pain and evidence-based options for pain management strategies.

Disclaimer: I am a member of the New Zealand Pain Society.

RELIEF

RELIEF is produced by the International Association for the Study of Pain.

“RELIEF provides news summaries, feature articles, interviews, webinars and podcasts covering the latest findings in pain research for a general audience, including people living with chronic pain and others interested in gaining understanding of this area of scientific investigation. Our goal is to give people the knowledge they need so they can spark and meaningfully contribute to a national and international conversation about how to move pain treatment and care forward.”