Arthritis Care Northern Ireland is offering free Staying Positive courses in: Ballymoney Resource Centre on Tuesday 21st & 28th February from 10am to 1pm and Westbann Development, 8 Killowen Court, Coleraine on Monday 5 and 12 March from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Staying Positive is a complete pain management programme designed to help people cope with the emotional impact of living with chronic pan and develop techniques to deal with their pain.

The courses are delivered by highly trained volunteers, all of whom are living with pain.

Staying Positive provides a variety of self-management techniques for pain management including: relaxation, breathing techniques, communication skills, the benefits of exercise and how to combat negativity.

To secure your FREE place on either course contact Yvonne on 028 9078 2940 or email

Further information on training and other services provided by Arthritis Care can be found on

The courses have been kindly funded by Causeway Rural and Urban Network, North Antrim Community Network and the Public Health Agency.

The Staying Positive Course changed the life of one past participant who quoted:

“I have a more positive outlook now to living with pain and feel I can cope much better. I have also learned not to be so hard on myself and that it is okay to take things easy at times and to enjoy life!”

Don’t delay, make today the day you Challenge Your Pain!

Staying Positive is delivered over two weeks (3 hours per week) by two people who have personal experience of long-term pain and have been trained by Arthritis Care.

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