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Directory: Pain Management

Escape pain – online programme

The ESCAPE-pain programme aims to increase physical function and improve quality of life.

ESCAPE-pain Online is freely available to anyone but is aimed specifically at people who have knee or hip osteoarthritis. It was designed to support people who have attended the face-to-face ESCAPE-pain programme to continue to exercise after the programme has ended. It is also useful for people who don’t live near a face-to-face class.

ESCAPE-pain Online provide users with a structured education and exercise programme of 12 sessions over six weeks. There are two compulsory sessions per week and they are a combination of education and exercise.

Click through on the link below for registration and to start using the programme.

Last updated: 21st August 2023


Get Well, Stay Well. Self Management Online Course

Free online self-management course to help people living with long term health conditions to make changes that will support their day to day health.



Last updated: 29th August 2023


Health Connectors – Mendip area

Health Connectors are based in all the GP practices in the Mendip area. We can help you in a number of ways. We can work with you on a one-to-one basis – we listen to what is important to you and work with you on issues that you would like support with. We can link you up with services and organisations, help you manage long term conditions, help you meet new people, join groups or set goals that might improve your health and wellbeing. We can also help you set up new groups if it is needed in your area. We see people in GP practices or in your home if you are housebound. As well as linking you to groups and services, we also run groups such as Talking Cafes, Be Healthy Be Happy and Pain Management programmes.

Last updated: 1st September 2023


NHS Choices – Living with Pain

Self help tips on pain and links to information on pain management.


Last updated: 21st August 2023


On Track Support Group- Frome and surrounding area

Facilitated by Health Connections this group provides an opportunity to meet with others who live with long term conditions, eg fibromyalgia etc. A safe environment in which to talk and share experiences. Frome Medical Practice, first Thursday each month 10.30am-12.30pm

  • Telephone: 01373 468368
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Last updated: 15th September 2023


Somerset Community Pain Service

This website has helpful information, leaflets, tools and videos on managing pain. Their service is by referral only. However, the resources on the website are available to the public.

Last updated: 21st August 2023