For most people referred to the service, a consultation to discuss the options available to them will be the first step. Consultations are available face to face, over the telephone and via Skype. Due to the complex nature of persistent pain and fatigue all consultations include a discussion pf physical, psychological and social issues which may be having an effect on the presenting problem. It is always helpful if referrers have made people aware of this in advance.
The workbook is a convenient option for people who are already functioning fairly well and just want to improve their pain management knowledge. Although the book covers persistent pain specifically many tools and techniques which are contained in the book are equally suited to people experiencing chronic fatigue syndrome.
A study which followed up participants 5 years after completing the Bronllys programme demonstrated that in most cases physical, psychological and social progress had been maintained.
Invest in Your Health
The Invest in Your Health programme consists of 5 modules. Each module is led by one of our Health and Wellbeing facilitators. Everyone starts with the Building Better Health module but after that participants are able to choose the modules which are most appropriate for them. Other modules include: Healthy Activity, Managing Mood and Communication skills. All sessions include elements of Mindfulness training and Positive Psychology.
Living Well with Pain and Fatigue
The Living Well with Pain and Fatigue programme consists of 8 modules specifically focused on managing pain and fatigue. They are run online and participants are asked to watch a series of online videos before each session. While we encourage participants to attend all sessions people may choose to only attend the modules that are of immediate interest to them.
An intensive two weeks during which participants spend the morning learning how to manage pain and fatigue in a classroom setting and then have the opportunity to apply that knowledge in a community setting during the afternoon. The afternoons cover common day to day scenarios as well as providing opportunities to try out new hobbies and activities which will support people to manage their condition successfully. The programme is run in a non-hospital setting