Pain BC is a collaborative non-profit organization made up of people in pain, health care providers, and leaders from universities, government, business and the non-profit sector. We aim to improve the lives of people in pain through education, empowerment and innovation.
People in Pain Network is the only Canadian not-for-profit organiaztion providing peer-led pain self-management groups in Canada.
A centralized resource about pain and pain management for Canadians
The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research is an international leader in pediatric pain research. This website provides an overview of activities at the Centre, information about our faculty and students, as well as links to useful resources on pain assessment and pain management in children
The PainSupport website aims to help people in pain move forward in their lives with better pain self-management, with or without drugs, and to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, despite having pain.
Pain concern produces information on pain, provides support to people with pain and those who care for them, and raising awareness about pain and campaigning to improve the provision of pain management services.
Live Plan Be is a free online self-management tool for people living with chronic pain. Live Plan Be is a customizable self-paced program designed to support you in managing your pain, navigating the healthcare system and moving forward with your life. It is safe, free, and open to anyone.
Comprehensive, provincial-based information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.
A website providing resources for people living with too much anxiety.
Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress, and live life more fully. You can be mindful anytime, anywhere, no matter what you’re doing. It sounds simple, but it’s not always easy to do, especially when you are stressed! This website provides information, tools, and resources to help you get started.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto needed to find a way to encourage their young cancer patients to complete daily reports on their pain. With a little back-up from Canada's top police dramas, our innovative mobile app made this overwhelming task easy and fun.
A colourful collection of tricks to make medical procedures less scary and sore. For kids and grown ups too! These simple tricks are for kids and their parents to do any time they are in pain, or are having a medical procedure that they are afraid of, especially if it might be painful, such as an injection.
Smiling Mind is meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and everyday.
Introducing the revolutionary new "Pocket Hypnotherapy" range from TapMedia. We have worked with some of the world's leading professionals in the hypnotherapy and personal development field to deliver a portable and cutting-edge product to help you achieve your goals. Instant hypnotherapy. Anywhere you are.
BellyBio generates beautiful music & light perfectly synchronized to your deep abdominal breathing movements, making deep breathing more pleasant and rewarding than ever. You're going to love playing with your inner balloon.
Meditate easily with this elegantly simple App. Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation without prior experience.
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.
Truths everyone should know - building healthy self esteem through creative daily affirmations.
Download the most popular breathing app in the world! Pranayama was engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. Babies naturally breathe diaphragmatically, however adults often take shallow breaths. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a whole ton of health benefits!
Super Stretch is a fun, interactive yoga app created for kids, used by the whole family! Move, play and breathe as Super Stretch introduces you to his friends and their yoga poses. Super Stretch is your guide who takes you on your journey.
Medical experts recommend you keep a pain diary to be able to treat pain effectively. The award winning "Catch My Pain" app allows you to visualize and monitor your pain by creating detailed drawings and by tracking other relevant information. The diary will help you to explain your pain to any medical practitioner. In addition, you can exchange insights with similar patients.
Track your chronic pain, symptoms, triggers and more to create detailed reports your doctor will love!
MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.
SuperBetter helps people achieve personal growth and tackle real life challenges. People have used SuperBetter to beat depression, overcome anxiety, cope with chronic illness or chronic pain, heal from physical injury, or recover from post-traumatic stress.
MyCalmBeat is a Brain Exercise that helps improve your ability to manage stress through slow breathing. Slow breathing allows you to increase the variability of your heart rate to decrease stress, improve focus and build resilience.
As a teen, there are moments in your life when you’re really stressed and just need to “Take a Chill.” This app is full of tools to help manage that stress, and bring mindful practices into a daily routine. Using quick mindful exercises and thoughtful activities, begin to overcome those moments whether it’s studying for a test or preventing negative thoughts and patterns.
Reinforce your positive feelings on the go using e-Catch the Feeling, a Brain Training Exercise by www.mybrainsolutions.com.
Capture your mood and improve your thinking habits through an innovative approach to journaling! Moodnotes empowers you to track your mood over time, avoid common thinking traps, and develop perspectives associated with increased happiness and well-being.
Headspace is meditation made simple. Learn online, when you want, wherever you are, in just 10 minutes a day.
Using Recognise™ has been shown to reduce pain, improve performance and assist with rehabilitation in a range of complex pain, and injury states, when used as part of a Graded Motor Imagery programme.
This video will enable people with chronic pain access to a self-management tool that will help them manage the impacts of chronic pain on their functioning, emotions and interpersonal relationships and will help in the adherence to pain management plans.
Brainman explains a whole-person approach to managing chronic pain.
Coming to grips with chronic pain is a very trying process for teenagers and their families. "Dancing with Pain" takes us into four teen's experiences dealing with pain from, a facial injury, Sickle Cell Disease, CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) and neck and shoulder trauma.
Written specifically for youth, this manual explains the nature and basis for anxiety, the different types of anxiety, and includes information on medication. It also includes specific coping strategies for youth.
Kids will be happier and healthier when they are the boss of their bodies and can take care of some of their pain on their own. The self-care skills in this book help kids learn what they can do to take care of themselves. They will learn to deal with headaches, stomachaches, and other pain to make themselves feel better.
This book provides an overview of taming worry dragons (types of worries, how they affect your body and thoughts, when they come around) as well as a summary of tools for "trapping & taming" worry dragons. Space is available for kids to add their own ideas about taming their worry dragon.
A book to help parents help their child cope with pain as well as ensure that the pain is properly managed by health care professionals.
This book provides clear information for teenagers who develop Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It can be used as a tool to aid the early recognition of CRPS and implement the necessary team approach to management. Medical terms have been explained in a way that can be easily understood.
Consumer health text offer parents a guide to control chronic pain associated with headaches to fibromyalgia in children. Topics covered include overview of chronic pain, pain quotient in children and how its expressed, and methods of treatment, including complementary medicine.
Explain Pain aims to give people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for viewing what happens to your body and brain during pain. Once they have learnt about the processes involved they can follow a scientific route to recovery.