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LEARNING TO LIVE WELL WITH PAIN IN CORNWALL

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Live Well With Pain
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You can learn to live well with pain.

Medication isn't the only way to manage persistent pain.

Scientific evidence suggests that people with pain can have more rewarding lives if they learn particular skills.

Working with world leading expert Dr Frances Cole, the Chronic Pain in Cornwall team are creating a network of Pain Cafés across Cornwall to support you in your journey to a better quality of life.

Find your pain café find your pain cafe

Pain Café sessions are run across Cornwall, find your nearest one and join your local community learning to live well with pain

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Arbennek Health Pain Café

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Coast and Country Pain Café

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LIBBY HUDDY

Coastal - Carnon Downs Pain Café

Next event: Tuesday, 13 August 2024 at 13:30

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LIBBY HUDDY

Coastal - Perranporth Pain Café

Next event: Tuesday, 6 August 2024 at 14:00

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East Cornwall Pain Café

Next event: TBC

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Falmouth and Penryn Pain Café

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LIBBY HUDDY

Farming Health HUB Pain Café

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LIBBY HUDDY

Help for Heroes Events - New date 10th September 2024 Saltash Pain Café

Next event: Tuesday, 10 September 2024 at 14:00

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Isles of Scilly and South Kerrier Pain Café

Next event: Tuesday, 16 July 2024 at 13:00

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Launceston and Tamar Valley Pain Café

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North Cornwall coast Pain Café

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Libby Huddy - Imagineif

North Kerrier East Pain Café

Next event: Thursday, 19 September 2024 at 13:00

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Contact - Libby Huddy and Vicky Taylor - libby.huddy@imagineif.net

North Kerrier West Pain Café

Next event: Wednesday, 7 August 2024 at 14:00

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henri.sloan@nhs.net

Penwith - Hayle Pain Café

Next event: Tuesday, 30 July 2024 at 13:00

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LIBBY HUDDY

Penwith - Marazion Pain Café

Next event: TBC

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LIBBY HUDDY

Penwith - Penzance Pain Café

Next event: TBC

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LIBBY HUDDY

Penwith - St Ives Pain Café

Next event: Friday, 9 August 2024 at 13:00

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Contact - social.prescribing1@nhs.net

St Austell Healthcare Pain Café

Next event: Thursday, 11 July 2024 at 13:00

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Three Harbours and Bosvena Health - Bodmin Pain Café

Next event: Thursday, 11 July 2024 at 11:00

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Three Harbours and Bosvena Health - Par Pain Café

Next event: Thursday, 25 July 2024 at 11:00

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Libby Huddy - libby.huddy@imagineif.net

Truro Pain Café

Next event: Thursday, 18 July 2024 at 13:00

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Julie Westwood - Julie@storehousenewquay.co.uk

Watergate Pain Café

Next event: Monday, 15 July 2024 at 12:30

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Supporting our local cafés there is also our Cornwall-wide group

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Cornwall wide Pain Café

This Pain Café is slightly different from the rest in that it covers the whole of the county. Online only and open to all, feel free to join us if you are interested in our current topic or need a refresher.

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Don't just take our word for it Don't just take our word for it

Hear from Louise and Sean about the value of the skills they've learned to help them manage their pain

Community comments

Sean Jennings

Sean Jennings

I’m 62 years old from Cornwall, and a former mechanical engineer. When I was 32 I had what I thought was a routine hernia operation. Unfortunately from that day I have suffered chronic pain and prescribed ever Increasing opioids, gabapentin and antidepressants, for the next 25 years. I am now 5 years medication free thanks to distraction and mindfulness techniques along with exercise/movement to manage my pain. I have used the last 5years to tell my story to clinicians and patients advocating SKILLS NOT PILLS.

In Collaboration With

Ten Footsteps to Living Well with Pain
Ten Footsteps to Living Well with Pain

The help and support given in our Pain Café sessions are based on Dr Francies Cole's Ten Footsteps to living well with pain.

So treat this resource as something to keep coming back to, and use it to focus on the footsteps where you need most support.

To help you find the bits that are most helpful for you, here's a quick summary of all ten footsteps and the key ideas in each…

Live well with pain

Footstep 1

Pain and the Brain

Footstep 2

Acceptance

Footstep 3

Pacing

Footstep 4

Setting goals

Footstep 5

Relaxation and mindfulness

Footstep 6

Sleep

Footstep 7

Communication

Footstep 8

Managing moods

Footstep 8

Medicines and nutrition

Footstep 10

Managing setbacks

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