If you suffer from chronic pain, The Pain Association Scotland is a national charity that delivers professionally led pain management in the community. The service is delivered through a growing network of self-management groups throughout Scotland and Wales. The groups meet in a variety of urban and rural settings in Hospitals, Community Centres and Health Clinics.
All activities focus on following a Standard Programme of self management/ pain management topics. Each topic is delivered in a way that makes it possible for individuals to interact and contribute and make sense of pain management. Self-management means you being back in control, not the pain controlling you. The ideas on offer are about becoming a person again rather than a patient.
You do not need a referral from your doctor or other health/ social welfare professional. Simply go along and you will be made to feel welcome. For more information and details of meetings in your area please go to www.painassociation.com, or contact their Head Office on: 0800 7836059.
For anyone outwith Scotland and Wales, please ask your Pain Clinic about local Pain Management Groups and also check out our Amputation Info section for some helpful tips on stump and phantom limb pain.
Sometimes our thoughts and feelings overwhelm us to the point where it becomes difficult to cope with everyday life.
It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help.
Breathing Space aims to provide:
• an alternative and easily accessible ‘first stop’ service
• assistance at an early stage in order to stop problems escalating
• empathy, understanding and advice through active listening
• hope when none exists
• direction for those who do not know where to seek help
So don’t let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space, where experienced advisors will listen and offer information and advice on 0800 83 85 87.
Check out their website here
If you’re finding it hard to cope, there are organisations who can help. The Samaritans have trained volunteers on hand round the clock to listen so give them a call or get in touch. You can find all their details on their website here
Run by one of our troopers, Debbie McQuat, Power of Ability Hypnosis specializes in direct action therapy. They use cutting edge NLP and Hypnotherapy to make a difference.
AFAS aims to promote and develop the sport of amputee football in Scotland. Working with football clubs and Scottish football’s governing bodies, their aim is to create a Scottish amputee football league. They create opportunities for amputees and those with congenital limb differences to play football at grassroots, club and national level, both for fun and competitively.
The Club is open to anyone with a physical disability who would enjoy playing Wheelchair Sport. They have a number of players who have represented Great Britain at both senior and junior levels, in Wheelchair Basketball including at the Paralympics. Their coaches are qualified through GBWBA accredited courses, ensuring our members are given the best coaches available.
Enable Holidays offer Mobility Scheme customers a 10% discount whenever they book an overseas accessible holiday with them.
The award-winning team at Enable Holidays is dedicated to the needs of disabled holiday-makers. As experts in their field, they know exactly what kind of detail is required to get it right for you. Enable Holidays’ overseas packages are tailor-made and prices include:
- Guarenteed adapted room upon confirmation of booking
- Return flights with airport assistance
- Adapted taxi transfers between resort and airport
- In-resort rep service in most areas
- Financial protection for your peace of mind ABTA (W7335) and ATOL (6261)
Find Out More – call the accessible travel specialists at Enable Holidays on 0871 222 4939 or visit enableholidays.com, where you can also view the online borchure. Use the code ‘Motability’ when booking to receive the discounted offer for Motability Scheme customers.