The PAW toolkit (Pain at Work) is an online digital toolkit created by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Registered Charity Burning Nights to provide supportive information, advice and guidance for people at work who have chronic or persistent pain.
The toolkit has been created from design stage to evaluation in consultation with a wide range of people who have chronic or persistent pain and professionals working across different sectors (including readers of the NCVS e-bulletin). There are five key sections:
- What is chronic or persistent pain?
- Chronic or persistent pain and disability
- Work capacity, advice and support
- Self-management strategies
The content includes individual stories, understanding chronic or persistent pain, returning to work, reasonable adjustments in the workplace, employment rights, physical and psychological self-management techniques, specialist organisations and resources.
The project was funded by STEMM-CHANGE which is all about promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
To access the toolkit, please click here. The university recommends opening the toolkit on Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browsers.
For more information, contact the project lead, Dr Holly Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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