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Chronic Pain Online Tool

As an Association we are constantly looking for programs which can support sufferers of trigeminal neuralgia by utilising chronic pain online tools.

Below are details taken from a new program developed by St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney called This Way Up.  The tool covers not only chronic pain but also wellbeing, mindfulness and anxiety.

Members can enrol for the chronic pain program by getting a referral from a GP.  Other services may requires paid subscription.

Disclaimer:- by publishing information about available programs we aim to provide information and education.  We do not recommend services, please consider your own circumstances and consult with your health care provider in respect of your care plan.


Chronic Pain Program

Learn practical strategies for managing chronic pain, and associated low mood and anxiety with our clinically-proven online program.


Chronic Pain at a Glance

The pain system involves all of our body’s systems and is a sensible and necessary system that functions to protect our bodies from a perceived threat. Sometimes the pain system can be ‘faulty’ and act in unusual ways. Chronic pain or persistent pain is pain that lasts longer than 3 months – beyond the healing period of tissue damage. This generally means that you experience pain despite having no new damage to the tissue. Pain does however impact on your ability to carry out your normal activities, whether these are at home or work, or in social or recreational settings. People with chronic pain will face different problems and barriers that prevent them from living their normal lifestyle, and stop them from achieving their goals.

Fortunately, you can learn to reduce the impact of chronic pain on your quality of life and many people who seek help get better. This program will teach you practical skills to tackle chronic pain and improve the way you feel.

About The Chronic Pain Program

This 8-lesson program takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and is based on an effective psychological treatment called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT), which is designed to help you lessen the impact of pain on your wellbeing and quality of life.

It will teach you proven strategies for managing pain and show you how to work with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours so you can make a positive change in how you feel.

The Chronic Pain Program was developed in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team at the St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Department of Pain Medicine. The program has undergone clinical trials under the title ‘Reboot Online.

How to Get Started

To enrol in this program you will need to speak with your regular clinician (e.g., your GP, psychologist, or other health professional), and see if they can prescribe you this program and monitor you throughout your online treatment. You can download and take the Clinician Letter to your appointment.


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The information below has been taken from the  Mindspot website and we urge all sufferers to consider using these great resources to help manage their chronic pain

Free, online, personalised Chronic Pain health care with MindSpot

We support Australian adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and chronic pain. All of our services are free, confidential, and online, and provide optional access to qualified therapists.

Our online assessment gives you instant feedback about your symptoms on your personal dashboard. You can then access tailored reports, schedule a call with one of our therapists, and enrol into treatment.
Our treatment courses are effective and backed by clinical trials from the eCentreClinic – a leading specialist research clinic at Macquarie University. Our courses help people learn about their symptoms, and learn proven skills to manage their emotional wellbeing and improve their quality of life. On average, people experience a 50% reduction in symptoms
 Resource Library
Our library gives you access to our free, downloadable resources, guides and information to help you stay well. Our resources cover topics such as stress, anxiety, depression, dealing with uncertainty, and much more.


The Chronic Pain Course is a clinically-proven treatment to support adults in managing their chronic pain.

Read more about our Chronic Pain course below,

The Pain Course consists of five lessons over an eight-week period. It provides the information and practical skills you would normally receive from a mental health professional if you attended a specialist pain management clinic. You can choose to receive weekly therapist support during the course, or you can choose to contact us when you need to.

The lessons provide essential information and teach practical self-management skills to help you do the following:

  • Understand chronic pain and how it differs from acute pain
  • Recognise the cycle of symptoms involved in pain, anxiety and depression
  • Break the cycle of symptoms
  • Recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • Recognise and manage physical symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression
  • Manage levels of day-to-day physical activity safely and confidently, despite pain
  • Continue to manage your pain and emotional wellbeing once the course has finished

In addition to the lessons, the course includes DIY Guides to help you better understand and practise skills taught in the lessons. There are also lots of additional resources teaching other important and practical skills, as well as stories from other people with chronic pain who have previously participated in the course.

Does it work

  • Approximately 1400 people have enrolled in the Pain Course at MindSpot.
  • The Pain Course was trialled at the eCentreClinic in clinical trials with more than 1,500 Australians.
  • Over 90% of participants reported the course was worth their time and that they would recommend it to other people.
  • Most people made good clinical improvements in how much they were able to do day-to-day and their emotional wellbeing.
  • Many participants were also able to work through the course with very little contact with therapists and still make significant improvements.

The Pain Course is recommended for people who:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are Australian residents
  • Experience symptoms of chronic pain and symptoms of anxiety, low mood and depression, who want to improve the management of pain and emotional wellbeing
  • Have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practicing the skills

The Pain Course is not suitable for people who:

We advise you to discuss your participation in this course with your GP and other health professionals. Maintaining a good working relationship with your GP is essential and they can help you decide whether this program is going to be suitable for you.

Click here to start your assessment

Our Association is dedicated to providing advocacy for all of our sufferers and connecting people with health providers who can assist in all area of their lives