New service for chronic pain sufferers

Angus residents living with chronic pain can access to a free online self-help pain management course.

The online course called ‘Pathway through Pain’ aims to provide people living with pain with up-to-date information to support them to manage their pain better and help to improve the quality of their daily lives.

This course is for anyone suffering with chronic pain that needs to and wants to manage their pain more effectively. Reducing the impact of the pain on an individual’s daily life can help to enhance self-care and improve their health and general wellbeing.

The online course has been carefully designed to allow people to try the steps of the course at a pace that helps to build confidence at each level in pain management techniques as well as providing ongoing support. Each step involves video instruction, on-screen interaction and is backed up with supporting emails and specific examples to try in daily life.

The course will take people approximately two months to complete but the important message is that there is no rush to complete this course and people should take as long as necessary to enable them to get the maximum benefit from this course.

By steadily working through the different stages people will be able to try many different approaches to managing pain and discover which ones help them the most in their daily life.

At the click of a mouse people will be able to find out more about what the course can offer them including individual pain self assessment, relaxation audio downloads and specific pain management assignments to practise in the comfort and privacy of their own home.

The ‘Pathway through Pain’ course has easy to follow step-by-step instructions throughout and features:

An easy-to-follow online course you can follow at a pace that suits you

24 online sessions led on video by a team of experts in pain management

7 course handouts to download or print out

6 guided meditation and relaxation audio downloads

Self assessment of your pain condition

Assignments to practise in your daily life with supporting emails

Ongoing tracking of your progress

The online course is supported by Angus Community Health Partnership. To book your place please call Angus Primary Care Team on 01307 474889 or email

For more information on ‘Pathway through Pain’ please visit