Last updated 09/10/2020
After you have been referred into the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Pain Service, you will receive an invitation to join one of our Pain Early Information Sessions. These sessions are run by members of our multidisciplinary team who specialise in chronic pain management. They will introduce you to the pain service, and hopefully give you an idea of how we might help you when you come to attend for a one-to-one appointment.
We have put together a list of online resources that you may find helpful to look at before and after you have attended the Pain Early Information Sessions. The links are organised by topics that will be covered during the sessions.
Managing Pain Medicines and Healthcare Appointments
Movement and Activity
Tai Chi Exercises (video) by Ros Smith (Chartered Physiotherapist and Tai Chi Instructor)
Pacing (video from Pain Association Scotland)
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Sleep (Video from Pain Association Scotland)
Sleep (and more) from Retrain Pain Foundation
Sleep (Pain Concern)
Clear Your Head: Mental Health
FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis (video)
Managing emotions (Pain Concern)
NHS GGC Mindfulness (including links to free mindfulness app)
Breathing and relaxation exercises (NHS Inform)