Resources for your patients
The resources in the section are for you to share with your patients.
They are designed to support your work with them to:
- become fitter and active
- understand more about their pain and the brain
- get the best out their medication (and understand when to reduce or stop its use)
- find new ways so that they can sleep better
- manage their moods more effectively
- and therefore Live Well with Pain
How these resources are organised
These patient-focused resources are organised into two groups: those that can be printed off and given to patients, and those that are designed to be shared online.
Click the icons on the left to explore both kinds of resources.
How to use these resources
Many of the resources can be printed and shared with patients during consultations. Treat them as supporting material for your therapeutic conversation. They work best this way. Just giving a leaflet rarely enables any change.
Guide the patient to use the printed resources actively, so they are to take away and explore
- its use between consultations, as an aide memoire
- as a tool to guide self-directed follow-up activities you agree during your consultation with them.
This approach enhances active change by patients.
Clicking the download icon at the bottom of the resource will open it in your web browser from where you can print it in the normal way.
To access the video and audio resources your patient will need a link to them. We provide a handy way to send a link direct to your patient’s email:
- When you have identified a video or audio resource that you think will be useful for a particular patient, simply copy the link provided – you’ll find it in a blue box below the resource
- This saves an html link to your computer pasteboard.
- Now open your email and paste this link into the body of an email to your client.
When the patient accesses the link, they will be directed to a page that contains the resource, but does not contain all the rest of the information on this website. This avoids your patient becoming distracted or confused by a website which is in the main speaking to clinicians.
If you need any help with using these patient-orientated resources, please get in touch.
We value your feedback
We’d like to hear how you have found using these resources with your patients. Please get in touch with any feedback and we will use it to improve our resources over time.