NATIONAL PAIN WEEK 2017

pain is lonely
I live with chronic pain. It stops me from enjoying my life. Sometimes I get so desperate i don't know what to do and sometimes it leads me to a very dark place.
clinician
I want to see my patients getting well
What can I do?
What PIP say
During NPW2016 people in pain shared ideas about what a service that works for them would look like.
discriminate
Chronic pain doesn't only happen to older people. Kids, young people ... anyone can experience chronic pain
the conversation
... it's about people living with pain working in partnership with their healthcare team to manage pain
NPW Conference
This year we build on the conversation at Westmead Hospital in Sydney

"Pain is serious but its worse if you don't have a good partnership with your healthcare team"

...how can i choose my healthcare team?

The Pain Journey

There is no particular order in the journey for people in pain. It is individual. People who have learned to manage their pain share their insights

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Pain Services

What is a "pain service"?

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Resources

Practical tools to help you find out what works for you

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Our Philosophy - Who are we?

National Pain Week is convened by Chronic Pain Australia. We are dedicated to reducing the social and other barriers to living with chronic pain. We are a group of people who are tired of the way things are for people in pain. You may be feeling quite isolated and 'over it' and feel that no one really understands your experience. You might even feel that people don't believe you. Many people tell us about these experiences. Don't despair, you aren't crazy! And you aren't on your own either. The Chronic Pain Australia vision is that no Australian living with persistent pain should suffer alone or without access to resources and information which help them effectively manage their pain in a manner promoting dignity and self respect, regardless of age, gender, culture, belief, socio-economic or compensation status.

Our Sponsors

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Our Aim

Care and compassion count.

Lets disrupt the stigma. Together anything is possible.

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