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Persistent pain is a problem, which affects the quality of life of individuals and their families. Chronic pain causes high costs for society, in terms of healthcare costs and lost employment. The consequences of persistent pain across multiple domains are often not being addressed by medical treatments, however the individual living with pain can learn to manage these consequences to improve outcomes. Self-management skills can be learnt and practiced, and healthcare professionals can have a positive effect on their patients by helping them to develop these skills. Self-management support can be delivered individually or in groups, and self-management groups can be delivered by healthcare professionals working in partnership with lay tutors who live with long-term pain. This course will support healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge and skills to support their patients in developing self-management, both individually and in groups.