National Chronic Pain Awareness Week 24-30 July

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Every year Carer Australia support National Chronic Pain Awareness Week 24-30 July to raise the profile for all Australians caring for family member, partner or friend who lives with chronic pain.  This organisation is run by volunteers.

We work to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and government.

We know how important it is to shine a spotlight on the issues that carers have to deal with every day.  People living with trigeminal neuralgia have to cope with chronic pain and having support from a carer is imperative.

We are publishing resources that can be found on Carers Australia web site which we feel will benefit our community.

Factsheet 5: How can I help someone living with pain?

These 6 sessions (plus 2 bonus practices) have been put together by the director of  Simply Mindful – Canberra Mindfulness Center, Megan Layton. They were funded under the program Caring Through Covid by the Department of Health.

Mindfulness on Demand

Our association has its own awareness day on International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day on October 7th Light Up In Teal.

We recognise that donations are hard to achieve especially with current cost of living pressures.  However we pride ourselves in ensuring our community has easy access to resources which may help them cope with day to day living challenges.

If you would like to recognise National Pain Week amongst your friends and community head to Chronic Pain Australia which published the below article.


National Pain Week 2023 is Australia’s annual awareness event for chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Australia wants to draw attention to the experience of people living with chronic pain and, by doing so, reduce the social and other barriers related to living and managing chronic pain.This year’s theme ‘Let them know how strong you are’ and ‘painchanger’ aims to break down the stigma of talking about and seeking care for people experiencing chronic pain. Many are taught to hide their pain for fear of appearing weak.

The “she’ll be right” attitude is often adopted when addressing individuals chronic pain, leading to worsened, long-term impacts for both themselves, their family, friends, and colleagues.

This National Pain Week, we are encouraging a national conversation around people who live with chronic pain. By creating national conversations, we spread useful resources and tools for those living with chronic pain. We often hear people describe trying a new pain management tool as a ‘gamechanger’, so we have created the theme ‘painchanger’ as a play on words for this year’s theme


Tags: Chronic Pain Awareness Week, Living with chronic pain, Support for chronic pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain

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