Persistent pain

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Recovering from a transport accident can be a very emotional and challenging time. It's important that you get the right treatment, support and information to help you move on with your life as soon as possible.

This section provides links to organisations and supports that aim to assist people who are experiencing persistent pain. These websites and resources are available to everyone in the community.

E-therapy

E-therapy programs are generally free web based support programs where people can access information and counselling to assist them in managing persistent pain.

Where do I find e-therapy services?

The Australian Government's mindhealthconnect website provides up to date information and resources to assist with persistent pain treatment.

Peer support services

Peer support is when people share and receive practical information, experiences, emotional support with someone else on a similar journey.

Peer support options are generally free, person centred and aimed at helping people cope with a variety of health and social conditions.

While the TAC recognises that peer support programs can be a valuable support for our clients and encourages clients to participate, any costs related to a peer support program are payable by the client, including but not restricted to, attendance, access and transport.

Principles of peer support as outlined by the Department of Human Services are generally accepted as a guideline for things to look for when sourcing a peer support.

Persistent pain resources

Understanding pain video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWMKucuejIs

An easy to understand video that provides an overview of what persistent pain is and strategies to manage it.

The Pain Tool Kit - http://www.paintoolkit.org/assets/downloads/PTK-AUSTRALIA.pdf

12 handy tips and strategies to support you on the path to managing your pain.

Western Australia PainHEALTH - http://painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au/index.html

A help website for musculoskeletal pain.

Pain Australia - www.painaustralia.org.au/consumers/what-is-pain.html

Pain link helpline - Ph: 1300 340 357

Disclaimer

The links to the websites above are provided by the TAC for general information purposes only and not provided specifically for any particular client or condition. It is not intended that the information provided be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  You should always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. You should never disregard professional medical or healthcare advice or delay seeking such advice because of something you may have accessed on a website.

View Network Pain Management provider list

Network Pain Management provider list

Summary:

This document lists the TAC's Network Pain Management providers and includes location and contact details.  You will need a referral from your GP to access these services.

View Network Pain Management Programs - Helping you manage your pain

Network Pain Management Programs - Helping you manage your pain

Summary:

This information sheet discusses how Network Pain Management Programs can help TAC clients manage musculoskeletal injuries and persistent pain to improve enjoyment of life and increase independence at home, work and in the community. The programs focus on developing strategies to return to work, reduce dependence on medication and improve mental health.

View Peer Support Service information sheet

Peer Support Service information sheet

Summary:

Peer support is when people share and receive practical information, experiences, emotional support with someone else on a similar journey. 

Peer support options are generally free, person centred and aimed at helping people cope with a variety of health and social conditions.

While the TAC recognises that peer support programs can be a valuable support for our clients and encourages clients to participate, any costs related to a peer support program are payable by the client, including but not restricted to, attendance, access and transport. 

Principles of peer support as outlined by the Department of Human Services are generally accepted as a guideline for things for users to look for when sourcing a peer support.

View e-therapy - online mental health and persistent pain resources

e-therapy - online mental health and persistent pain resources

Summary:

Etherapy programs are generally free web-based support programs where people can access information and counselling to assist them in managing persistent pain or mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

E-therapy services are for people experiencing persistent pain, distress or mild to moderate symptoms of mental disorders, particularly stress and anxiousness or depressive like symptoms.

It is important that you talk to your treating health practitioner before starting any support service, including E-therapy services, to make sure it is right for you. Discuss your symptoms with your treating health practitioner to see if E-therapy is suitable for your situation.

Generally most E-therapy programs are free. You should therefore contact the TAC before accessing any E-therapy service that requires payment.