Research in 2009 suggested that 7.8 million people live with long term pain in the UK, around 12% of the population.

The effects of long term pain

Chronic pain can impact on sleep, relationships, work, social and leisure activities exercise, driving and independence.

Kirklees IAPT are running a free 7 week course for people experiencing long term pain to look at how we can live well with the condition.

The course uses evidence based CBT techniques to understand our experience of pain.

  • It also covers gate control theory, sleep hygiene, pacing, getting more active, problem solving, depression and anxiety, anger, acceptance and mindfulness as well as looking at relapse prevention.
  • Course facilitators are qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
  • All participants will get hand-outs incorporating the key points from each session and techniques to use as well as a free relaxation CD.

The next Living well with Pain courses will run on:

  • Wednesday 10th October 17.00-18.30

These courses will run at Folly Hall Mills, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LT

Information for professionals

If you are a health professional wanting to refer a client there are a number of ways you can do this.

More info

Work for us

Current vacancies within South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Do you need urgent help?

If you require more immediate support regarding your mental health please contact Kirklees 24 hour Single Point of Access Team on: 01924 316830
'Being recently diagnosed with Diabetes I was feeling nobody was helping me. Came to these meetings and have learned to live a bit better with the condition. Don’t feel like I’m a burden to my family anymore. Taking a lot of information from the sessions and Damian and Charlotte have been a godsend. Thanks Attendee of a recent Living Well with Diabetes course
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