New Service in NHS Wales

Wales – March 2017

We are delighted to be introducing intensive self-management courses and local monthly self-management groups in Prestatyn and Rhyl, commencing March 2017.  Teaching the Self-Management skills needed to manage long-term painful conditions.  The venues for these sessions will be at:-

  • Kings Hall, Kings Avenue, Prestatyn, LL19 9AA
  • Rhyl Golf Club, Rhyl Coast Road, Rhyl, LL18 3RE

 Why Self- Management

Self- Management is an important approach to health that explores the things that you can do to improve the quality of your life despite a painful condition.

It is not a replacement for medicine and does not necessarily provide direct pain relief, however it does help a lot of people to cope better with their difficult health situation.

The focus is on having a better understanding and finding positive ways to manage your health, so that you are in control rather than your pain being in control of you.

Intensive Self-Management Course

A course delivered over 1 or 2 days – learn about Chronic Pain and techniques to help with Stress, Sleep, Pacing, Dealing with Flare-ups and Relaxation.

Prestatyn                Monday 6th March 2017 – 10am-4pm

Rhyl                         Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August 2017


Monthly Self-Management Groups

After the course there will be a group meeting every month. This programme follows more in-depth Self-Management topics throughout the year.  You are welcome to attend this group at any time regardless of whether or not you have attended the intensive course.  The groups commence in April 2017, see attached posters for details:

Prestatyn Programme 2017

Rhyl Programme 2017

What to do now: For a place on the intensive course or for a list of dates for the monthly group meetings, please contact Pain Association on our Freephone number:

0800 7836059 or email: