The "10,000 Faces of Pain Campaign"
Last year we started the "10,000 Faces of Pain Campaign" and it continues in 2013. Remember, 10,000 names in the correct and legal petition format enables us to formally petition Government to start the debate about the impact of pain on the lives of Australians. There are FIVE steps we ask you to take - you are critical to the success of this campaign. We can do this together! .....Read More
Your petitioners ask that the Senate:
Initiate a discussion to raise awareness of the impact of chronic pain on Australians and Investigate the merit of a mass education campaign to:
1. help destigmatise the condition;
2. minimise the risk of pain becoming chronic;
3. reduce the economic burden of pain...Read More
People- experts in pain
Importantly you will hear from pain champions who inspire or simply share their experiences. People in pain are the experts in what it is to experience pain. Our pain champions are happy to be interviewed for an issue raised in each program. To participate you would need to have access to a very good high speed internet connection. If you think you have something important to share with other people in relation to each of these programs, please let us know at
Opportunities to participate
An opportunity for people in pain around the nation to hear up to date information about pain treatments, management strategies, latest research and enjoy using the internet to make connections with others around the nation. The NBN city of Armidale in NSW will be the hub for this cyber event.
Researchers, Clinicians and Ambassadors
Interviews will be facilitated by Chronic Pain Australia president Dr Coralie Wales, who will be interviewing our guests including ambassadors and champions for people in pain: Ms Petrea King (Quest for Life), Assoc Prof Susan Hillier (Feldenkrais) Dr Ian Relf, Professor Garry Egger, Prof Phillip Siddal, and others.
The "mystery program" on Sunday 28 July is called
"The painful truth: It's not just shingles"
We are interviewing Dr Malcolm Hogg, Pain Specialist and hearing from others who live with post herpetic neuralgia.
Treatments for pain Friday 26 July: we have interviewed Assoc Prof Susan Hillier and people living with pain who have worked with Feldenkrais method.
The aims of National Pain Week 2013 are:
Last year we started the "10,000 Faces of Pain Campaign" and it continues in 2013. Remember, 10,000 names in the correct and legal petition format enables us to formally petition Government to start the debate about the impact of pain on the lives of Australians. There are FIVE steps we ask you to take - you are critical to the success of this campaign. We can do this together! There are two petitions, one to the House of Reps and one to the Senate. The first requires a hand written signature, the second is online.
Continuing our work from National Pain Week 2012, this year during National Pain Week we will release the Communique that was developed as a result of the Painful Truths Workshop held at Parliament House, Canberra. Our special guest was Professor David Morris (The Culture of Pain). The workshop was attended by over 80 people. There were The full Communique contains six recommendations in all. Read on to get a taste of what this group of concerned health professionals and consumers came up with.