The Live Well with Pain newsletter

Live Well with Pain produces a newletter about three times a year. It features a wide range of articles of interest to clinicians and others working with pain, as well as pieces written by and for people who live with persistent pain.

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April 2024 issue out now!

Newsletter issue 15, April 2024

Inside this issue . . .
  • LWWP on TV!
  • The history of pain self-management – new series
  • Meet the practitioners – Diarmuid Denneny
  • LWWP website – how it’s performing
  • More books to beat pain


Download issue 15

Explore past issues of the newsletter

Newsletter issue 14, January 2024


Inside issue 14
  • Training the triners
  • How to set up a pain cafe
  • Meet the practitioenr – first in a new series
  • and more


Download issue 14

Newsletter issue 13, April 2023


Inside issue 13
  • Training social prescribers – evaluation results
  • Introducing new team members
  • Beyond pills – Pain Cafés in Cornwall
  • And more


Download issue 13


Newsletter issue 12, September 2022


Inside issue 12
  • Live Well with Pain at this year’s Best Practice Show in October
  • Unmasking Pain
  • Sleeping well with Sleepstation
  • Living well, looking great
  • The Ten Footsteps Training Programme


Download issue 12


Newsletter issue 11, May 2022


Inside issue 11
  • Safe prescribing and withdrawal of medicines associated with dependence
  • New support for people receiving analgesics after hospital admission for surgery
  • Online pain management: the client experience
  • More bright ideas: a review of the project that won us the Bright Ideas in Health Award in 2021
  • The Live Well with Pain Ten Footsteps Training Programme


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Newsletter issue 10, March 2022


Inside issue 10
  • Footsteps Festival roundup: what’s happening over the coming months
  • National recognition for a ‘bright ideas
  • Pointing the way for people to care for themselves while caring for others


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Newsletter issue 9, May 2021


Inside issue 9
Special issue on relationships
  • Pain and relationships
  • Intimacy and persistent pain
  • Relationships at work
  • Learning to face the world
  • Footsteps Festival 2021


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Newsletter issue 8, September 2020


Inside issue 8
  • Why I’ve joined Live Well with Pain
  • Coping with pain during Covid19: lockdown day 40
  • Alternatives to face-to-face pain service delivery
  • Learning to self-manage persistent pain – one footstep at a time


Download issue 8


Newsletter issue 7, March 2020


Inside issue 7
  • Making the most of physiotherapy
  • How to eat a plane (re-booting SMART goal setting)
  • Can pain self-care programmes really work in community settings?
  • Opioid analgesics on Horizon: Reaction to the Michael Moseley programme


Download issue 7


Newsletter issue 6, October 2019


Inside issue 6
  • Life After Opioids – Louise’s Story
  • Histamine and histamine receptors: new kids on the block for persistent neuropathic pain relief?
  • A tool for understanding needs
  • Addicted to painkillers? The reality behind the headlines
  • Managing flare-ups: a practical guide
  • The black hole of pain


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Newsletter issue 5, May 2019


Inside issue 5
  • Getting with the (sleep) programme
  • Medicinal Cannabis
  • The rise and rise of gabapentinoids
  • From chronic pain to health coaching and activation
  • Books and new resources


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Newsletter issue 4, January 2019


Inside issue 4
  • Medicines: never the full picture
  • Taking on tapering
  • Introducing and agreeing an appropriate model
  • Using an outcome measure for a Chronic Pain Service
  • It’s a goal! (setting activity and lifestyle goals)
  • Degrees of difference


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Newsletter issue 3, October 2018


Inside issue 3
  • Hammering home the message
  • Changing roles and establishing a collaborative working relationship
  • Pain and prescribing – what’s in a number?
  • Beyond managing medication
  • Pain and the brain – how it really works
  • More new visual resources from Live Well with Pain


Download issue 3


Newsletter issue 2, July 2018


Inside issue 2
  • New look website
  • Understanding beliefs about pain and facilitating change
  • More about safer use of opioids
  • The Health Needs Assessment Tool (HNA)
  • The Pain Management Plan (PMP)


Download issue 2


Newsletter issue 1, March 2018


Inside issue 1
  • What is happening on Gabapentinoids and controlled drugs options?
  • Sleep and pain
  • Statement on Opioid prescribing
  • Pain Management Programme workbook new on the scene
  • Eve Jenner profile
  • Reading Well for pain


Download issue 1