Your health and wellbeing while waiting

You may be dealing with pain while you’re waiting. This could be pain that comes and goes, or that’s there all the time. This can affect how you’re feeling. It may also limit what you can do to support your health and wellbeing.

Living with chronic pain

NHS inform has advice on living with chronic pain. This covers pain management strategies to help you live better with chronic pain. For example, there’s advice on:

  • managing your activities
  • medication
  • managing your sleep

Further information on living with chronic pain


There are many organisations that support people with long-term pain. They have lots of resources that can help you self-manage pain. This includes organisations like:

Scotland’s Service Directory

You can use Scotland’s Service Directory to find details of health and wellbeing services in your area. This includes details of different support groups for conditions, illnesses and more.

Information and support

You can find out about useful things to have in your pain management toolkit in these topics.