Pain Concern participates in “Can You Feel My Pain?”, a partnership of patient advocacy groups throughout Europe. Together we work to raise awareness of chronic pain, to have pain recognised as a condition in its own right, to lobby the European Parliament for better policies on pain and to give patients the opportunity to contribute to policies affecting pain management.
Why not share your pain and empathise with other people around the UK and Ireland at the Pain Exchange?
The Pain Exchange is a unique place for you to come and share your experience of living with chronic or persistent pain. The Pain Exchange aims to:
- Allow people to share their personal experience of chronic or persistent pain
- Allow people to see how others describe their pain, and express support by clicking on “I feel your pain”
- Improve understanding of how people describe different types of pain, as well as different severities of pain
By collecting different experiences and descriptions, The Pain Exchange aims to paint a picture of how people describe different types of pain – in their own words. We are hoping to create the first user-generated database which will help improve understanding between people in pain and their healthcare professionals.
The Pain Exchange has been developed as a UK & Ireland pilot funded by Pfizer Ltd and developed in collaboration with leading patient & citizen organisations across Europe.
You can also sign the following Bill of Rights, developed by patient advocacy groups and citizen organisations representing people affected by pain from across Europe, in partnership with Pfizer.