A warm welcome to NCPS

A Little about us as a Community Interest Company (CIC)

Our attendees live with pain that has lasted more than 3 months (Chronic Pain) which affects their quality of life, Mental Health, and social engagement.  We will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for them to socialise, talk open and honestly and take those first guided steps towards recovery. If Chronic pain is left unmanaged the effects and personal suffering can lead to depression, unemployment, self-harm and suicide.

The key values are that this service is positive, recovery focussed, inclusive and constructive. We use these values as a compass to guide our path and tailor the support given to the individuals in a holistic approach. We pride ourselves on our service being run in an informal, fun way to encourage people from all backgrounds and educational levels to contribute, ask questions and gain understanding of what chronic pain is and how it is possible to live a positive life successful life despite pain.

The group is run by people with lived experience of chronic pain they are able to show that change is possible, chronic pain conditions can be managed and there is opportunity and hope for the future.

 Using Pain Education, lived experience and listening skills we will encourage the attendee to focus on their own values and goals in life and use these as a motivational tool to empower them to make small changes in their health care routines which help them live a healthier life style along with the course skills.

We continually reassess the way we work to ensure we have the most cost-effective business but with the smallest carbon foot print. For example, we print our own meeting posters, business cards and worksheets to keep costs down. where possible we keep our overheads to a minimal by using free promotion via social media, local newspapers and radio stations and we ask larger companies who we network with for gestures of good will to help us stay sustainable.