How We Help

Are you experiencing persistent pain? You're not alone.

At Pain Support Jersey, we understand the challenges people living with pain face and are here to help, offering practical support, friendship, and encouragement. We're more than just a charity, we're like a big family, providing a welcoming place where people can come together, share experiences, and lift each other up.

In addition to our mission, Pain Support Jersey provides a variety of activities tailored to help individuals effectively manage persistent pain. Our offerings include gentle exercise, recreational and vocational activities, social events, and educational talks. Some of the activities we offer are craft and chat group, cookery, hydrotherapy, gentle yoga, petanque, sea swimming, singing, technology support, mindfulness, seated exercise, and social events.

 

Craft and Chat Group

A supportive space to explore your creativity and connect with others on a similar journey. Crafting promotes mindfulness, distracting from pain and reducing stress. Craft projects provide a sense of accomplishment and purpose, enhancing your well-being despite pain challenges.

Cookery

Cookery classes featuring anti-inflammatory foods are beneficial for individuals with persistent pain. Learning to prepare nutritious meals, helps you feel stronger and happier, even when you’re in pain.

Hydrotherapy

Warm water reduces joint pressure and eases muscle tension for natural relief. Gentle exercises improve flexibility and strength, while the soothing properties of water promote relaxation. It's a safe way to manage pain and improve your well-being.

Gentle Yoga

Slow movements and relaxation techniques help ease tension, improve flexibility, and reduce discomfort, leading to greater body awareness and lower stress levels. Yoga promotes better circulation, strengthens muscles, and enhances mood, contributing to overall well-being and improved pain management.

Petanque

Petanque, is great for persistent pain. It's easy on joints and muscles, helping improve flexibility and coordination. Playing with others builds community, reducing loneliness. It also keeps your mind active, distracting from pain and enhancing your well-being.

Sea Swimming

Sea swimming is beneficial for persistent pain, relieving joint pressure, muscle tension, and swelling. Cold water stimulates happy chemicals in the brain, enhancing your overall well-being. The peaceful beach environment is relaxing and calm, aiding pain management.

Singing

Singing releases happy chemicals, making you feel better. It's social, reducing loneliness. Singing also relaxes you, easing muscle tension. Making music together brings joy, uplifting your spirits despite pain.

Technology Support

Technology Support offers practical help with tasks such as internet banking registration, fraud prevention, and email setup. Members gain important skills and guidance, helping them handle digital challenges and understand online safety better. The course boosts independence and reduces stress by explaining technology clearly.

  • Educational Talks
  • Gentle Exercise
  • Mindfulness
  • Seated Exercise
  • Social Events

 

Who Can Benefit

Anyone experiencing persistent pain, lasting for more than three months, is welcome to join Pain Support Jersey. This pain can arise from various conditions including arthritis, fibromyalgia, surgery, injuries, and more. While a doctor's referral is not necessary, we recommend consulting with a medical professional before participating in physical activities.

 

What's on This Week

Tuesday  

  • Gentle Exercise Session
    • Where: The Bandstand, Millbrook Park
    • When: 10:00 am - 10:45 am or 11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Seated Exercise Session
    • Where: St Clement's Parish Hall
    • When: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Craft and Chat Group
    • Where: St Clement's Parish Hall
    • When: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

First Tuesday of the Month 

  • PSJ Café
    • Where: St Clement's Parish Hall
    • When: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (October to May)

Thursday 

  • Sea Swimming Group 'The Chilly Dippers'
    • Where: St Brelade's Bay
    • When: 10:30 am (weather permitting)

Friday 

  • Gentle Exercise Session
    • Where: The Bandstand, Millbrook Park
    • When: 10:00 am - 10:45 am or 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Your first session is free; just come along and chat with one of our friendly team members. We're looking forward to meeting you!

 

Our gentle exercise sessions are now on YouTube. Why not join in with Mike, our Pain Specialist Physiotherapist, and see what we get up to!

 

 

 

28 May 2024 Exercise Session at Millbrook Park

10:00am - 28 May

Gentle exercise session with Mike & Orla

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2024 £100 Donation from David Lucken

20 May, 2024

Thank you again to David Lucken for remembering PSJ and making another generous donation…

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