L&M’s comprehensive pain management psychology support enables organisations to support employees with injury or pain, and to embed good pain-prevention and support practice within their culture.
Why pain management is important for business.
Every business should be aware of the amount of days lost to musculoskeletal injury and pain-related absence, and of its direct cost. Across the UK,
What is less known are the hidden costs of injury and pain, e.g., of reduced; productivity, presenteeism, and work-place morale, and short/long term losses of expertise. This is particularly the case with chronic pain. 2/5ths of the UK population are affected by chronic pain every day, whilst despite chronic pain being associated with increased age, all ages can be effected, i.e., as high as 30% of 18-39 year olds may have chronic pain (Fayaz, et al. 2016).
The role of psychology in healing and pain.
Acute pain is the result of an injury or disease that usually lasts for a specific amount of time and fades as its cause heals. Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the normal tissue healing time of 3 months, and may occur in the absence of any physical damage. Pain messages from the body are interpreted and regulated within the brain’s emotional centre. As such, our mood state and what we believe and think about our injury and pain can:
This in turn has a cyclical effect on our perceived and real functional ability, mood state, relationships, and thus our subjective wellbeing, ability to work, and quality of life.
All pain management psychology support is delivered by our personable, BPS Chartered Psychologists, who can co-ordinate with other medical professionals as required. Our support is: effective, cost-effective, and grounded in research and good practice. It can be flexible to your specific needs, but might include:
High functioning individuals expect to be able to live and work optimally. Injury and pain can therefore be as frustrating as debilitating, and can lead to beliefs and reductions in mood state that; exacerbate their pain, increase the likelihood of chronic pain, and further reduce their functional capacity and quality of life.
L&M’s Pain Management Mentoring helps individuals:
Mentoring is completed face-to-face or on-line, and can co-ordinate with medical professionals as required.
All of the following workshops can be delivered face-to-face or on-line, in one-hour sessions or in ½ day/1 day segments.
A series of educational, but user-friendly and collaborative workshops where individuals:
Due to the importance of social support for improved coping, L&M can also facilitate supportive forums for employees with pain. Here, we use our expertise to educate as required, but also to nurture the sharing of personal experiences, guidance and encouragement.
For maximum results, workshops can also be supplemented with 1-2-1 Pain Management Mentoring to enable more personalised discussion and change support.
Managing employees with pain can be difficult, especially when their pain is chronic and affects their work capacity.
This workshop will:
Seeing a loved one in pain is difficult, as is coping with the consequence of their pain on your own life and your relationship with them.
This workshop will:
L&M’s post-doctoral researchers are ideally placed to design and conduct research.
You will have your organisation’s specific pain-related questions in mind, but for example:
Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s pain-related needs and how we might support you.