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Long term back pain and sciatica affects many people’s lives in many ways, it usually limits what you can do and it can affect your sleep, concentration, relationships and mood.

We can help you to understand more about the pain and the impact it can have on you, you can learn about strategies to help manage the pain and lessen the impact it has on your life as we know living with pain can be stressful. We have a physiotherapist delivering the course with us and there are lots of opportunities to have discussions, although it is for you to decide how much or how little you want to take part in discussions.

Self-Help Resources

Sheffield Persistent Pain

Information, advice and resources about Persistent Pain.

Pain Toolkit

The Pain Toolkit is for people who live with persistent pain and Healthcare teams who support them.

Living Well with Back Pain & Sciatica Course

Living well with Back Pain and Sciatica is a course which provides you with proven ways to cope with the difficulties of living with this problem and how this might affect your mood. It can help you reduce stress, anxiety and depression symptoms which might be impacting on your management of your condition.

It’s an opportunity to meet other people living with back pain and sciatica and learn from each other’s experiences, and make some positive changes.

There are a total of 5 sessions which are two and half hours long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis.

What does each session involve?

  • NHS professionals teach you evidence-based methods of dealing with low mood, anxiety and depression in relation to living with back pain and sciatica
  • You receive a FREE workbook at the first session
  • Learn from other group member’s experiences
  • You will receive a telephone review at the end of the course with one of the facilitators
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Help you understand the links between low mood, anxiety and how this can affect how you cope with back pain and sciatica


Learn how to manage low mood stress and anxiety


Help you stay well and focus on doing things that are important to you.


Improve relationships

What does each session involve?

For best results, try to come to every session so you don’t miss any important information.

Understand how back pain and sciatica affects your physical health, your feelings and learns ways to relax.

Exploring links between pain, disability and feelings of stress and anxiety, and how to make changes for the better.

Exploring links between how you feel when you have pain and disability and what you do. Focusing on what is important to you.

Coping with the ups and downs and frustrations of pain and disability, and improving relationships

How to stay well in the future, learn about managing your medicines, sleep and flare-ups.

When & Where?

There are a total of 5 sessions which are two and half hours long (with plenty of breaks) and run on a weekly basis. Please give us a call to book your place on any of the upcoming groups below:

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre –  1.30-4pm

  • Friday 17th August 2018

Grenoside Grange, Salt Box Lane –  1.30-4pm

  • Friday 21st September 2018

Sheffield Cathedral, Town Centre – 1.30pm – 4pm

  • Friday 26th October 2018

Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre

Grenoside Grange

Sheffield Cathedral

How can I access?

Give us a call on 0114 271 6568 to book your free place on the Living well with Back Pain and Sciatica course.

Alternatively, there is also a range of advice and support available, through your GP, your consultant or you can call us to discuss other options available within the IAPT Health and Wellbeing team.

To book your free place call us on:

0114 271 6568

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