Our chosen tools are knitting, stitching and crochet. We combine the benefits of these crafts with up-to-date health information to enable our members to live fuller lives. Our research into these crafts has taught us valuable lessons in terms of the importance of rhythmic movement, creativity, colour, texture and positive social engagement which is enabling us to identify other activites which may also be of benefit (see Stitchlinks Plus).
See Betsan's Blog to read about 'Whole-person' health and wellbeing.
Please remember that the articles below have been written to give you information from which you can make your own choices. We would advise that you check with your doctor first.
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25 ways knitting and stitching can help with pain
25 ways knitting and stitching can help with depression
25 ways knitting and stitching can help with stress
25 ways knitting and stitching can help conquer addiction
25 ways knitting and stitching can help with dementia
Stitchlinks Guide to Good Posture
Troubleshooting Knitting - a guide for those with hand arm and neck problems
Changing your Mind about Pain NEW
Laughter Therapy – this YouTube video makes us laugh every time :) NEW
Saving Starfish - integrating care and compassion into a system based on business ethics – changing health systems by Betsan Corkhill. Published in Pain News September 2013
Pain Medicine versus Pain Management – an important paper by Professor John Loeser and Professor Alex Cahana, calling for a change in healthcare systems
What if Pain was a Verb – Alex Cahana at TEDxBellevue
Pain News (British Pain Society Journal) – Knitting and Pain. See page 44
Pain News – Therapeutic Knitting study day report (page 171). Letter to Editor (page 184)
Victoria's Story - Creativity and Pain Relief – how I recovered from CRPS and a drop foot
Guide to recognising a stroke – please read as this could save a life
Laughter Therapy to set you up for the day – YouTube video guaranteed to have you laughing
Airing Pain Programme 11 – Knitting, Music and Pain (podcast). Click on arrow to listen
Explain Pain – David Butler and Lorimer Moseley talk about their book. YouTube video
Lorimer Moseley talks about pain. Brief YouTube video well worth listening to.
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