What is the Ten Footsteps programme?

Ten Footsteps to Living Well with Pain is a step-by-step online guide to living well despite your persistent pain.


When people self-manage their pain, their quality of life improves. Eventually it stops dominating their day and they begin to get more out of life.
Knowing how to self-manage your pain is not automatic – but it is something that you can learn.
That’s where Ten Footsteps comes in. It’s designed to help you learn the skills you need to become an effective self-manager of your pain.

What does Ten Footsteps include?

In each footstep you’ll find an inspiring mix of content including:
  • Videos featuring true stories of people who have found ways to overcome some of the difficulties of living with pain
  • Tips and tools to help you learn new skills for living well despite your pain
  • PDFs to download and print on all the key self-management topics
  • Links to trusted online resources that we know to be useful for people developing their self-management confidence.
And it’s all completely free to use.
Learning to self-manage will give you back control of your life – with the confidence to live well despite the pain. That may seem a long way from how your life is today. But as someone once said, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single footstep.
So take the first step towards living well with pain – start exploring Ten Footsteps to Living Well with Pain today.

Practitioners: learn how to use Ten Footsteps in your work

Live Well with Pain has a developed a training course for practitioners wanting to develop key skills and tools to support pain self-management.


Find out about Ten Footsteps training for practitioners

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