We have developed a chronic pain toolkit to help our UCPC patients learn more about their pain condition and connect with resources and supports in each of the six areas of pain management to improve functioning and pain control.

You are not alone

Many people living with chronic pain can feel isolated and fearful. Moving toward a fuller, more rewarding life is a journey.

Learn about the journey from "patient" to "person" and then explore our UCPC Chronic Pain Toolkit, at your own pace, to find resources to support you.

Resources in this toolkit may not express or reflect exact information that may be given to you by your UCPC pharmacist based on your unique needs. These resources are for general purposes and are not necessarily relevant to all situations.

For people living with chronic non-cancer pain, it is most helpful to use a variety of strategies to help with managing the pain.

Our UCPC team specializes in helping people get the most out of their medications, but medications are only one part of the solution and need to be combined with other therapies.

The six parts of chronic pain management are:

  • Self-management programs
  • Physical activity
  • Physical therapies
  • Psychological therapies
  • Pharmacologic options (medications)
  • Specialist/multidisciplinary clinic referral (if available)

Need help now?

If you are in a mental health crisis, call 911 or your local crisis hotline found below.

Online Directory of Mental Health Emergency/Crisis Hotlines
A complete and up-to-date directory of general crisis counselling, mobile crisis units throughout the province, suicide prevention lines, and domestic violence services. Never hesitate to call if you are in a crisis, or if your life or someone else’s is in danger.

Saskatchewan Suicide Prevention Website
Suicide can be tough to talk about. Help is available 24/7 if you or your friends want to talk to someone.

24-Hour Crisis Line - 24/7
Phone: 306-244-2224

Saskatoon Mobile Crisis - 24/7
Phone: (306) 933-6200

Regina Mobile Crisis Services - 24/7
Phone: (306) 757-0127
Suicide Hotline: (306) 525-5333

Central Saskatchewan West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre
Phone: (306) 463-6655 (Mon-Fri 9am–5pm)
Phone: (306) 933-6200 (After hours)

North Saskatchewan Piwapan Women’s Centre Crisis Line – 24/7
Phone: (306) 425-4090

Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit - Mon-Fri 4:00PM – 8:00AM, Sat-Sun 24h
Phone: (306) 764-1011

Southwest Saskatchewan Southwest Crisis Services – 24/7
Phone: 1 (800) 567-3334

Crisis Services Canada – Suicide Prevention and Support - 24/7
Phone: (416) 915-4566
Toll Free: 1 (833) 456-4566

Sexual Assault Main Office
Phone: (306) 244-2294

Self-Management Programs and Workshops

Online Self-Management Resources

Mobile Apps

YouTube Videos



Mental Health

Movement and Exercise

Medication and Complementary Therapies Info

Nutrition Information

Peer Support and Community Engagement

Print-ready Toolkit

Download a pdf copy for print.

If you have any questions or comments about the tools and resources listed in this toolkit, speak with your UCPC pharmacist.

If you would like to suggest a new section or specific resource, contact taylor.raiche@usask.ca.