Saturday, June 25, 2022

National Pain Week 2022 – learning to live well with chronic pain


Do you live with chronic pain or know someone who does?

National Pain Week is the annual awareness raising event coordinated by non-profit organisation, Chronic Pain Australia, to draw attention to the plight of people living with
chronic pain and, by doing so, reduce the social and other barriers related to living with
chronic pain.

National Pain Week 2022 (NPW2022) will run from Monday, 25 July to 31 July. NPW2022
aims to ensure that all Australians living with chronic pain receive Triple-A standards of care – Awareness, Accessibility and Affordability.

National Pain Survey 2022

Chronic pain affects 3.6 million Australians; this could be your partner, family or you. You
can participate in National Pain Week by completing Chronic Pain Australia’s National Pain
Survey to help reduce the unnecessary pain they endure:

National Pain Week 2022

Chronic Pain Australia will be running a series of events across the week through their new
website, currently under construction, including 2 Facebook Live events and a series of

Please look out for more information to register for all events and an update on their new ‘Pain Portal’ website in the coming weeks leading up to National Pain Week 2022.

New Pain Portal Website

The website’s main purpose is to create a community and meeting place for people who are
living with or supporting those with chronic pain. The purpose of this Forum is to improve
quality of life, share knowledge and tips for pain management, discuss the social, financial,
and other impacts of living with chronic pain, and connect with people who can understand
and relate to our condition.

Chronic Pain Australia’s Forum will launch with the new website and will be a supportive
environment in which people can speak and be heard, meet new friends, share stories and
enjoy themselves.

As well as this, Chronic Pain Australia’s website aims to connect people living with pain to
updated information or services that can support or assist you in managing your pain
experience better, as well as promote opportunities to get involved in pain-related research.

You can access Chronic Pain Australia’s revamped website in the weeks leading up to
National Pain Week via: http://chronicpainaustralia.org.au/

About Chronic Pain Australia

Chronic Pain Australia is the national voice for the 3.6 million Australians living with chronic
pain. Chronic Pain Australia is a non-profit, non-government, registered organisation
founded in 2001. The organisation is driven by a group of committed volunteers advocating
to reduce the social and economic barriers to those who live with chronic pain.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of those Australians who live with chronic pain.
We believe no Australian should live with chronic pain in isolation or without access to
resources, support, and affordable, high-quality healthcare. 

Chronic Pain Australia is dedicated to supporting Australians to effectively manage their
pain in a manner that promotes dignity and self-respect, regardless of age, gender, culture,
belief, rural or regional location or socio-economic background.

About Triple-A Standards of Care:
– Awareness: Bringing awareness to best-practice treatment and management of chronic
pain and improving the education and knowledge of those that not only live with chronic
pain but also healthcare professionals.
– Accessibility: Ensuring that all those who live with chronic pain can access
multidisciplinary individualised care, despite their location, age, gender, cultural or
ethnic background
– Affordability: Reforming healthcare infrastructure and funding to allow for equitable
and affordable access to chronic pain treatment and management no matter your socio-
economic status.

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