Working towards de-stigmatising the experience of chronic pain.
Building healing relationships between the person in pain and their health team.
Chronic pain doesn't discriminate, it affects people accross the lifespan.
Reducing the isolation and suffering of people in pain.
Welcome to National Pain Week 2014
This year we celebrate National Pain Week by creating awareness that PAIN IS AGELESS. Thank you to everyone who has completed our Snapshot Survey. The picture below represents the words used by our survey respondents, with the biggest words being the ones used most often. Click on it to take you to the preliminary results section to overview what we are seeing from that snapshot of how Australians are travelling with their pain in 2014.
A partnership between Chronic Pain Australia and the Cronulla Sharks will help spread the word that its ok to say you have pain, and to ask for help no matter what age or stage you are at. Even footy players have BIG problems with pain.
Watch out for the Big Red London Bus which will be cruising around Sydney in the run up to the NPW14 Pain is Ageless Rally – the Chronic Pain Australia crew will be on hand with fact sheets and more. Jump on the bus and join us for the 24 July 12 -2pm Martin Place rally in Sydney to be part of a Q & A with a range of people who are affected by the problem as well as clinicians and researchers.
You can register for our 10,000 faces of pain gallery which is building year by year – either online or at the rally. Lots of fun, information, music and things to do.
On the NPW14 website you can find help for your pain no matter what your age and stage of life – go to the resources pages – and download a media kit for your workplace too.