Provide support for people with chronic pain in your community through a group-based self-management program.
Help participants address every day activities like exercise, nutrition, and symptom management.
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (In-person) is a workshop for those living with chronic pain such as arthritis, backpain, neck pain, headache, or pelvic pain. Participants learn the skills to manage their pain on day to day basis: exercise, healthy eating, cognitive pain management. as well as how to deal with such concerns as fatigue, sleep problems, difficult emotions, weight loss, communicating with family, friends, and coworkers. Core self-management skills taught include action planning, problem solving and decision making.
Note: Track health promotion program guidance during COVID-19 regularly for updates to program implementation and training options. Programs traditionally implemented in-person may be temporarily allowable by telephone or online.
- Target audience: Adults, 18 years and older, living with chronic pain.
- Health outcomes:
- Less pain: (Improved quality, problem, severity)
- Other outcomes: (Less depression, less dependency, increased self-efficacy, improved role behaviors and life satisfaction)
- Delivered by: 2 trained peer facilitators
- Program type: Group
- Format: In-person
- Length: 6 weekly, 2.5-hour sessions
- Training: In-person
- Professional required: No
- Accessibility adaptations available: Yes
- Cultural adaptations available: Yes
- Available in languages other than English: Spanish, French Canadian
- Medication Management
- Pain Management
- Physical Activity