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Kids Pain Resource – PainBytes

There’s a great new pain resource developed in New South Wales specifically for kids, parents, siblings and carers to help understand and manage children’s pain. It is fantastic to see this sort of material being developed by the Pain Management Network.  PainBytes is the specific project addressing pain in young people and it is much […]

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Be The Boss of Your Pain – A Book For Children

I’ve just been recommended this resource, Be the Boss of Your Pain. It teaches children to manage and relieve the pain of common headaches and stomach aches, as well as pain related to injuries and illness. The book covers self-care skills including belly breathing, positive self-talk and aromatherapy. It’s in a softcover book, 64 pages, […]

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painHEALTH – The Lastest Information for West Australians Managing A Pain Condition

Every now and then a really exciting resource pops up and painHEALTH is certainly that. It was launched yesterday by the Department of Health, Western Australia in collaboration with Curtin University, University of Western Australia and the Musculoskeletal Health Network. “The aim of the website is to help health consumers with musculoskeletal pain access reliable […]

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Here Is A Useful Iphone App For Managing Chronic Pain

It is really difficult to get an accurate picture of your child’s chronic pain. You have patchy information given by a young person who is sometimes depressed or suffering major fatigue. Teenagers especially can get angry and moody and reluctant to answer specific questions. Maybe they think they won’t be believed. Maybe that just don’t […]

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Visit The Website For Chronic Pain Australia

I’ve just added a link to the website for Chronic Pain Australia. This is a wonderful resource for parents helping their children manage chronic pain. You can find the latest research, contact information for multidisciplinary pain clinics and a forum. I am really excited to see such a positive and useful initiative and I congratulate […]

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Elizabeth Forrester Joins Our Helpful People List

Being a teenager can be a tough gig. Being a teenager in chronic pain can be even tougher. There are some very useful techniques that your teenager can learn in order to manage their emotions and their challenges. An experienced psychologist can sometimes help your teenager develop these skills. That is how we came to […]

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How To Build Resilience In Our Kids

Jane van der Meer from the library at PMH has emailed to let me to let parents know about a new book about building resilience in children with complex health issues. The Child Health Library at Princess Margaret Hospital has recently added “Helping children with complex needs bounce back” by Kim Aumann and Angie Hart to our […]

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