Welcome to National Pain Week 2020! Each year in the last week of July, Chronic Pain Australia, the national voice of people living with chronic pain organises National Pain Week to champion the needs of the many Australians living with chronic pain.
The theme for this year is 'Faces of Pain' - a video series from a number of different Australians living with various chronic pain conditions sharing their personal insights and challenges. The Faces of Pain video series is designed to show people living with chronic pain that they are not alone and to showcase what life is like living with chronic pain to help breakdown the stigma associated with it. The videos aim to not only educate the wider public about chronic pain but are designed to show medical professionals what people in the pain community need from them. We have also collected over 20 written Faces of Pain stories from a range of Australians living with chronic pain across Australia.
On this site, you will find information about what chronic pain is, read about the lived experience of people living with chronic pain, and get an insight into what a day in their life is like. There is also information for people caring for family members or friends living with chronic pain and factsheets available to help people manage their chronic pain.
Join Chronic Pain Australia to launch National Pain Week for 2020 on Monday 27th July! Although we cannot be together physically this year, we will still see each other through a Facebook Live broadcast to officially launch the week and announce the results of this year's National Pain Survey. During this Facebook Live, there will be a mixed panel featuring people living with chronic pain and health professionals (some of which also live with chronic pain) who will discuss what the survey results mean for the future of how we manage pain in Australia and the experiences of those living with pain. Make sure you tune into the Chronic Pain Australia Facebook page on Monday 27 July at 12:00pm AEST.
The 2020 National Pain Survey full report, the Faces of Pain video series and written stories will be made available on this website on the morning of Monday 27 July.
Don't forget to join the conversation and engage with NPW activities on social media through the hashtag #NPW2020