Jennifer Koleva from Sefton Libraries is setting up a pilot project to support people living with chronic pain and associated mental health problems.
As a chronic pain sufferer, Jennifer struggled to find local support for her condition, which inspired her to start this project with the aim of helping others. After research, she identified there is a need for more free support in the community. There are an estimated 78,000 chronic pain sufferers in Sefton alone.
The Brain Charity gave Jennifer lots of help personally, particularly with employment support and advice, so Janet Ireland from the Charity has kindly agreed to be the group’s first guest speaker at Crosby Library on Monday 18th November 2019 at 10am. This will be a coffee morning drop-in session.
Living with chronic pain can be very isolating. It will be great for people to get out and meet others for mutual support. Following on from this first session, Crosby Library will announce other guest speakers and activities. There’s expected to be one session a month and if the sessions are a success they will continue beyond the pilot stage.
These events are free and hopefully you will be able to attend and benefit from being part of a local support group. If you would like to be kept updated on these events please follow ‘Sefton Libraries Bookface’ on Facebook and @SeftonLibraries on Twitter.