Links

Useful websites

Breathworks
www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk

An excellent site around mindfuless approaches to persistent pain with details on access to range of courses, face to face, telephone, online. Very helpful resources to buy from site; CDs books and downloads. Vidyamala Burch suffers with long term spinal pain and shares the value of mindfulness in self managing in her books.

Healthtalk
www.healthtalk.org

Award winning site provides information from people with pain or other health conditions. Trusted, valued and uses video, audio and reading resources on topics like the search for a cause, impact on the family and friends, coming to terms with persistent pain and many other issues.

Pain Toolkit
www.paintoolkit.org

Valued popular site where Pete Moore shares the Paintoolkit and the 12 tools to self manage pain. In over 20 languages and uses live scribe approach. It has lots of useful resources.

Pain Concern
www.painconcern.org.uk

Creative and supportive website with many resources, a helpline and radio broadcasts on many topics around pain from leading clinicians and people with pain.

Websites about sleep

Sleepio
www.sleepio.com/cbt-for-insomnia

An online sleep programme developed by experts in sleep science and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Linked with Colin Espie’s book (see above), the website provides access to tools and techniques that are proven to improve sleep.

The Sleep Council
www.sleepcouncil.org.uk

Provides helpful advice and tips on how to improve sleep quality.

The Sleep School
thesleepschool.org/insomnia

Offers access to online courses and workshops to help you sleep better. Sessions are delivered by a sleep specialists team led by Dr Guy Meadows.