Dorset Pain Management Service

Pain is really hard to live with.

You’re not alone, if things get too difficult, please contact Connections/Samaritans for support.

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Connections – a 24/7 helpline open to all ages. Dorset residents or people visiting Dorset can call directly on 0800 652 0190 or access via NHS 111. Samaritans – Call 116123 if you need someone to talk to; they listen. Website –

What can they do for you?

Provide support and resources for pain management.

How do they do it?

Their multi-disciplinary team of pain specialists include:

  • Consultants in Pain Medicine
  • Psychologists and Psychological Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurses: Specialists in Pain, Mental Health and Opioids
  • Therapy Assistants

Together, they provide a range of services so that they can tailor what they offer to match your clinical and personal needs.

They will support you in developing new skills to understand your body and deal with pain with greater knowledge and confidence. This will help you come to terms with your pain and adopt effective strategies for living life meaningfully.

Please note: as they are a non-prescribing service, they cannot provide prescriptions for medicines.

What benefits could you experience?

The 4 Pillars are the building blocks which will help you enhance your knowledge and understanding of pain management. They will provide you with tools such as learning more about your body, building a healthy lifestyle, doing what matters most to you and developing greater emotional well-being.

Where do they operate?

Across PCN area

How to contact them or get there

Poole Community Clinic
Shaftesbury Road
Poole BH15 2NT
Tel: 01202 308069

Support Information for carers

Bridgit is an online tool that allows people to explore free well-being, employment, finance and care advice and events, local and national support services, and training opportunities. People can also build their own ‘self-care plan’. It’s all available any time of day and without registering first.

Follow this link to access bridgit, Online Support (

People who prefer not to or cannot go online can call Carer Support Dorset on 0800 368 8349 to discover the free support and help available.


Carer Support Dorset can help you find the support you need for your caring role.

Freephone number for Carers 0800 368 8349

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