Pain Management Pathways

"If only I had attended this programme shortly after injury - it would have saved me years of pain and related anxiety. Thank you SWV for setting it up for me, it is going to have a hugely positive impact on my quality of life."

Taking control of your pain

The main barriers to employment and being able to live a full life are chronic pain and problems with pain medication. We hear from many veterans whose long-term and chronic pain has stopped them from reaching their full potential after leaving service.

To help we set up the first veteran-specific pain management programme with an introductory pain review.


Our pain management programmes are designed to help you access a diagnosis, develop a better understanding and management of your pain, to improve self-management and quality of life and confidence.


The first step to taking back control of your pain is to book a free consultation at one of our Pain Reviews

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Pain Review

For veterans needing confidential, one-to-one advice on:

- Pain management issues

- Medication review

- Advice on over-reliance on pain medication

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Pain Resilience Programme

A veteran-specific online course over 26 weeks.


In small groups with qualified clinicians it helps veterans struggling with chronic pain, providing the tools to understand and manage pain.

Please book a Pain Review consultation in the first instance.

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On hold

Pain Management Programme

Our residential course in Pain Management is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please book a Pain Review consultation in the first instance.

If you have any questions about the pain reviews email


You can be referred by a military charity, a regimental association, your GP or self-refer.