Dudley Talking Therapies
Dudley Talking Therapy Service supports individuals aged 16 or over (school leavers) who are experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, low mood, panic or phobias. The service also offers treatment to people with long-term physical health conditions to help them manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Let’s Get Healthy
Information for what is available in your local area to support you making healthy lifestyle Choices. Health checks, stress management, weight management, sleep, mental wellbeing, aging well healthy eating along with a host of other services. Website www.lets-get.com or call 01384 732402
Pain Management Plan Great practical book about living with long term pain. Buy it from Amazon or the publisher’s site. Also available from the pain self-management service where you can work through it with support from a clinician.
Pain Concern A UK based charity to help people with persistent pain. Good magazine, Pain Matters www.painconcern.org.uk. Phone: 0300 123 0789 Wonderful online radio programme about pain “Airing Pain”. http://ableradio.com/
Let’s Talk Local courses and one-to-one help for depression, anxiety, insomnia etc. 6-week Manage Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue course. Refer yourself online or by phone. www.talk2gether.nhs.uk/ Phone: 0800 0732200
Samaritans Confidential listening service. Available to take calls 24/7 but you can also visit the local branch or write an email. www.samaritans.org
Phone Brierley Hill (landline): 01384 78111 Phone UK: 02083948300
The Pain Toolkit Short booklet on managing pain. Good starting point. Free to download from this fantastic website: www.paintoolkit.org
Citizens Advice Bureau Provides free confidential advice on benefits, legal matters, money and other problems. Phone: 03454040506
Dudley Adult and Community learning courses Access to information on adult courses in the local area. Courses include exercise, photography, sign language, healthy cookery, computers for beginners’ functional skills for life and work and a host of other courses. Website http://www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/learning-school/learning-for-adults-and-families/
A Diet for Patients with Chronic Pain
Many serious conditions and diseases, including hyperlipidemia, obesity, congestive heart failure, and renal failure, have their own recommended diet. Considerable scientific information and clinical observation have accumulated in recent years that chronic pain, particularly the debilitating, severe form that requires opioid treatment, needs a “chronic pain” diet. To date, however, no chronic pain diet has been officially recommended. Therefore, the goal of this article is to provide pain practitioners with a pain diet.