Pain Concern

Pain Concern

At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care

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National - Britain


The charity Pain Concern works to inform, help and support people living with mainly incurable chronic pain, empowering them to live life to the full despite pain. We aim:
1. To produce information on pain using a variety of media platforms, e.g. radio show, magazines, website
2. To provide support to people with pain and those who care for them
3. To campaign to raise awareness about pain and improve the provision of pain management services
We believe that all the members of the pain community need to communicate effectively and understand one another, and work together in order to manage pain as well as possible.


Our Airing Pain radio programme, Pain Matters magazine, website and leaflets make transformative information on pain and its management accessible to everyone, everywhere. Our helpline staffed by trained volunteers, provides information, support or just a listening ear to people affected by pain, while our online community provides a space for people in pain to connect with each other. Our community pain education sessions, run in collaboration with the NHS, empower people to self-manage their pain.
Pain Concern conducts research providing insight into the state of pain management services and the experiences of people in pain. This contributes to our policy and campaigning work to raise awareness about pain and improve service provision.

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