Resources and useful links

Some Pain Psychology resources and useful links you may find interesting.


Reconnect2life is a website developed by the Torbay Pain Team. It helps you to look at you pain and how it affects you. It consists of a number of different modules about coping with pain. One of these deals with how you think and feel. It has lots of information and resources to do with managing the impact of pain, including emotions.

Free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service, offering effective treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which can help you get your life back on track.

The NHS website – Living with Pain

NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. They display information regarding specific health problems and have a good directory on pain.

  • Mood Juice
    Site aimed at reflecting on emotional problems and finding solutions. Also has easy access to self-help resources. Includes information on pain.

    Website about mindfulness meditation and pain.

    Mental Health
    If you are looking for local services and help with your mental health and wellbeing visit the Devon Partnership Trust website.

    The Pain Toolkit
    Excellent website with many resources developed by Pete Moore who has persistent pain.

    Relate is the UKs biggest provider of relationship support and counselling.


    Good books include:

    • Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing 2013 by Vidyamala Burch &‎ Dr Danny Penman. Award winning self help book with free Mindfulness CD. Written by people who have persistent pain.
    • Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Books on Prescription Title: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (Overcoming Books) 2005 by Frances Cole, Hazel Howden-Leach, Helen MacDonald, Catherine Carus.
    • Living Beyond Your Pain: Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Ease Chronic Pain: 2006 by Joanne Dahl.
    • Pain is Really Strange: Paperback – Illustrated, 2015 by Steve Haines & Sophie Standing (Illustrator)