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Self-Management Event on 3rd July at West Suffolk Hospital


Building on the success of their evening event, “What is Chronic Pain?” held last June.  The Chronic PainSupport Group, in partnership with the Pain Clinic at the West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, will this year be hosting an evening event focusing on self-management for those living in pain.   Featuring renowned speakers in that field, talking about Chronic Pain and how by using self-management day to day can achieve a better well-being even when living with chronic pain.  The main speaker will be Pete Moore, an eminent authority on Self-Management and author of the Pain Toolkit, who was voted Pain Champion for 2014.  Pete will provide straightforward and internationally proven self-management strategies to aid day to day living.  Veronica Deri, from Suffolk Wellbeing, will provide practical ideas on how to get better night’s sleep when living with pain.  Carole Baker, owner of The Self Centre, and experienced Yoga teacher, will talk on the importance of exercise and stretching to help ease muscle tension, increase flexibility, decrease stress and help with pain levels whilst promoting well-being. 


There will also be practitioners’ of various therapies such as:

To Access the pages below can be found in the Links Page

Yoga – The Self Centre

Acupuncture – Woolpit Complementary

Reflexology – Balancing Footprints

Alexander technique – Park Farm Practice

Bowen Technique – Anita4Bowen

Occupational Therapy – WSH

Physiotherapy – WSH

Nutritionist – WSH

Mindfulness – A head 4 work

Herbalist – Neal’s Yard

Clinical Massage Therapist – Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard

Suffolk Wellbeing – Suffolk Wellbeing

West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group – West Suffolk CCG

To Access the pages above can be found in the Links Page

To give people the opportunity to discuss informally their requirements with the professionals on hand and develop a programme to achieve greater wellbeing.  Also being signposted to any appropriate services.


The event will be held at the Education Centre, West Suffolk Hospital, on Thursday 3rd July 2014.  The evening will start at 17.30, to give you the opportunity to visit the stalls, with speakers starting at 18.45, it will close at approx. 21.00.   Part way through the evening light refreshments will be available.  This thought provoking event is open to Chronic Pain Support Group members, non-members and their partners/family/carers and anyone interested in this field.


So come along and get involved and find out more about what options are available to you to help you self-manage, improve positivity, enhance mental well-being and self-esteem and to learn how to live well on a daily basis  – Self-Care for life and taking control.  Parking is pay and display.  A fee of £1 per person is payable on the door.  Spaces are limited so to book a place call - 01284 71297001284 712970.   


To find out more please contact us via, find us on Facebook or call us on 07719 49798907719 497989.  


To raise much need funds we will be running a raffle. We have some lovely prizes and wish to thank in advance the businesses who have so generously donated them.

1. Gift Voucher for the Self Centre for one week’s unlimited classes

2. The Apex 2 complimentary tickets to an Apex promotional show

3. Adnams Brewery Tour Vouchers

4. Voucher for Beehive Hairdressers

5. John Lewis/Waitrose £10 voucher

6. Sainsbury £10 voucher

7. Hamper

8. Jar of loads a chewing fun

9. Tub of Quality Street

Chronic Pain Support Group

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