Websites

Pain mechanisms/management

Retrain Pain Foundation

Excellent short 1-minute lessons on persistent pain


Pain Health WA

Excellent local website with information and videos on mechanisms of pain, pain conditions and management strategies.


Pain Revolution

Pain educational website set up by Prof. Lorimer Moseley and University of South Australia.  Many links to useful educational resources.


The Pain Toolkit

UK website with information on pain self-management developed by Pete Moore from is personal experience of dealing with persistent pain


Nutrition/Weight loss

The Fast 800

Nutrition, Weight Loss and Metabolic Health website set up by Dr Michael Mosley and researches from Oxford University.


Anti-inflammatory diets


Smoking cessation

iCanQuit

Quit Coach

Australian Department of Health  - How to quit smoking



Videos

Brainman series

Short videos created by Hunter Integrated Pain Service

Understanding pain in less that 5 minutes

Understanding pain: Brainman chooses

Understanding pain: Brainman stops his opioids


Understanding the complexity of pain


Taming the Beast


Pain, Your Brain and the Amazing Protectormeter

Educational lecture from Professor Lorimer Moseley (world renowned physiotherapist and neuroscientist and pain researcher) on neurobiology of pain processing and perception. Longer (approximately 1 1/2 hours, although quite entertaining and humorous) video, may be better to watch in blocks.


Chronic Pain: Is it all in their head?

Don't be put off by the title, this is an excellent patient education lecture on mechanisms of fibromyalgia and centralised pain by world renowned expert Dr Daniel Clauw. Longer (nearly 2 hours) video, may be better to be watched in blocks.


 

Phone apps

Mindfulness

Smiling Mind

Headspace


Smoking

My QuitBuddy


Online Courses

Pain Course

Free online pain-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course run by Macquarie University in Sydney.


This Way Up - Chronic Pain Reboot

Online Chronic Pain self management course run through University of New South Wales and St Vincents Hospital in Sydney.