Skip to content
Current waiting times (average) Emergency Dept. (A&E): 273 minutes Emergency Dept. (children): 0 minutes Learn more about our waiting times


What is Self-Management?

Self-management gives you control over how to deal with your pain. It involves you engaging in different strategies (e.g. Pacing, Goal Setting and relaxation) and taking action to manage your pain.

Self-Management Strategy leaflets:
Stress and Relaxation

Thoughts and Pain
Setting Goals

Pathway through Pain

Pathway through Pain is a clinical-grade Digital Therapeutic (Dtx) course which has been developed to support people experiencing chronic musculoskeletal pain. The online course enables flexible access to learn a range of effective pain-management tools which address both the physical and psychological needs of the individual. The course may be used either on a standalone basis or as part of a wider treatment plan.

Free access is on a referral basis; if you feel that you may benefit from this support, please speak with your GP or MSK First Contact Practitioner within primary care. If you are currently under the care of the hospital’s physiotherapy or Chronic Pain Teams, please speak with the lead healthcare professional responsible for your treatment plan to discuss if the course may be beneficial. 

More information about the course is available via The Course | A digital Pain Management Programme | Pathway through Pain or by contacting Tel: 01273 325136 or Email:

Isle of Wight Positive Minds

Isle of Wight Positive Minds is a totally confidential, online self-help resource for anyone experiencing anxiety, worry or stress. 

There are a number of online modules offering support and guidance that can be accessed including relaxation, work stress, sleep well, health anxiety and living a healthier life and all in complete privacy, when and where you want. For an overview of what modules are available, please visit The Minddistrict ehealth platform | Explore our product

We encourage anyone who would like to access this support to contact the Isle of Wight Safe Haven during their normal working hours, which are Monday to Friday 5pm – 10pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 10am – 10pm. Telephone -  01983 520168.

Online Resourses
The Pain Toolkit – designed by Pete Moore who has experienced chronic pain. It provides some good advice to help you get started, as well as links to other useful sites.-  

The British Pain Society – This is a website with information about pain services offered in the UK.-

Free Mindfulness – a website with an introduction to mindfulness and various relaxation recordings you can download.-






Related pages

Keep up to date with the latest news

Read the latest news from across all our services.

Subscribe to Trust Matters, our regular newsletter.

Tell Us Your Views

Please feedback to us about your experiences, along with how to raise any concerns, complaints or questions.