Chronic Pain Self Management Program
Chronic Pain
Primary Health Care

This program varies by location

SOUTH SHORE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) is a a free 3 hour workshop series, held one afternoon a week for 6 weeks for people living with ongoing, chronic pain. The program is designed to help participants gain the confidence needed to cope with chronic pain in their daily lives. This program is co-sponsored by Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

The program is for adults 19 years of age or older who suffer chronic pain from headaches, neurological conditions, fibromyalgia, long-term back/neck pain, or past injures.

The program is available to all individuals affected by chronic pain including the patient, family and close friends, and caregivers of those living with chronic pain.

WESTERN KINGS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTRE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Chronic Pain Management program provides assessment, education and self- management support for people living with chronic pain. 

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Contact information

SOUTH SHORE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
To register please contact:
Janet Johanson, Secretary II
Janet.Johanson@nshealth.ca
(902) 634-7388

WESTERN KINGS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTRE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Western Kings Memorial Health Centre
121 Orchard St.
Berwick NS B0P1E0
902 538-7102
Wednesdays 8am to 4pm
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How do I sign up?

SOUTH SHORE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The program is free.  Pre-Registration with THIS FORM (.pdf) is required.

WESTERN KINGS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTRE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
To attend the Chronic Pain Management program please have your physician call or send a referral to the attention of Leah White at Western Kings Memorial Health Centre at 902 538-7102

What will happen in the program?

SOUTH SHORE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
You will learn:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance.
  • Appropriate use of medications.
  • Effective ways to communicate with family, friends, and health care professionals.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Effective ways to deal with stress.

There is also great emphasis on three key life skills:

1. Action planning
2. Problem solving
3. Decision making

All workshops are run by a pair of certified trained Leaders; one is a health care person and the other is a community citizen who has chronic pain or cares for someone with chronic pain.

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program does not replace existing programs or treatment. It is designed to enhance regular treatment and pain-specific education. The Program is especially helpful for people with chronic disease as it gives them the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.

Documents and Forms

SOUTH SHORE CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Chronic Pain Self Management Program Registration Form (.pdf)