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Where can I find out more about long-term pain?


British Health Qigong Association

British Heart Foundation

NHS change4life
Healthy food and activity tips

The Register of Exercise Professionals

Walking for Health


Citizens Advice Bureau

Self Management UK
Phone: 03333 445 840

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

NHS Choices

NHS 111 service (England only)
24-hour non-emergency medical health advice and reassurance service
Phone: 111 or 18001 111 for textphone.

The Patients Association
Helpline: 0208 423 8999

The Samaritans
Phone: 116 123

Living with arthritis

Disabled Living Foundation
A charity that provides independent advice about assistive equipment and services.
Helpline: 0300 999 0004

Self-management programme from Stanford University USA


Action on Pain
Phone: 0345 603 1593 

British Pain Society
Phone: 020 7269 7840 

International Association for the Study of Pain

Pain Concern 
Helpline: 0300 123 0789

Pain Relief Foundation
Phone: 0151 529 5820

The Pain Toolkit


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Phone: 020 7306 6666


The College of Podiatrists

Podiatry Rheumatic Care Association

Current guidelines on the management of musculoskeletal foot health conditions:

Redmond, AC (2008) Standards of care for People with Musculoskeletal Foot Health Problems Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and Podiatric Rheumatic Care Association, London



Inner Health Studio
Coping skills and relaxation

Mental Health Foundation
Wellbeing podcasts

Support groups for the different types of arthritis

Arthritis Care
Helpline: 0808 800 4050

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
Helpline: 028 9078 9240

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)
Helpline: 0208 948 9117

Helpline: 0208 977 5474

Behçet’s Syndrome Society
Helpline: 0345 130 7329

British Sjögren’s Syndrome Association (BSSA)
Helpline: 0121 478 1133

Churg-Strauss Syndrome via Vasculitis UK
Phone: 01629 650549

Ehlers–Danlos Support Group

Fibromyalgia Action UK
Phone: 0300 999 3333

UK Gout Society

APS Support UK

Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA)
Phone: 03330 116 388

National Kidney Federation
Helpline: 0845 601 0209

Lupus UK
Phone: 01708 731251

St Thomas’ Lupus Trust

Marfan Association UK
Phone: 01252 810472

Myositis Support Group
Phone: 023 8044 9708

National Osteoporosis Society
Helpline: 0808 800 0035

Paget’s Association
Phone: 0161 799 4646
Helpline: 07713 568197

Phone: 0300 999 5090
Helpline: 0300 111 5090

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA)
Phone: 01923 672837

Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers (PSALV)
Phone: 0131 556 4117

Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK
Phone: 0800 311 2756

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
Helpline: 0800 298 7650

Vasculitis UK
Phone: 01629 650549

Vasculitis Foundation (USA)


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