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Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Sessions

Air­ing Pain’s cen­te­nary! In this land­mark edi­tion Paul Evans explores the ori­gins of Air­ing Pain with founder Heather Wal­lace, and vis­its one of Pain Concern’s infor­ma­tive pain edu­ca­tion sessions

In 2010, Air­ing Pain was con­ceived as a way for those with chron­ic pain, unable to leave their homes and attend sup­port meet­ings, to eas­i­ly access vital resources.

Heather knew that this under­tak­ing would require a skilled and expe­ri­enced pro­duc­er, so she reached out to Paul Evans. In this edi­tion Paul rem­i­nisces about the first phone call they had togeth­er, his eye-open­ing expe­ri­ence of real­is­ing just how large the pool of knowl­edge on pain was, and how the pain edu­ca­tion ses­sions came to be.

Paul then heads to East­wood in the south of Glas­gow to sit in on one of our ses­sions. He speaks to both pain edu­ca­tion train­ers and par­tic­i­pants about their expe­ri­ences how their rela­tion­ship with pain has changed as a result.

Issues cov­ered in this pro­gramme include: chron­ic fatigue, chron­ic pri­ma­ry pain, edu­cat­ing health­care pro­fes­sion­als, endometrio­sis, flare-up, insom­nia, neck pain, pace, pac­ing, pelvic pain, psy­cho­log­i­cal effects of pain, radio pro­gramme, reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme, sci­ence of pain, sleep, stiff­ness, sup­port group and workshops.


  • Heather Wal­lace, Founder of Pain Concern
  • Angela O’Neil, Pain Edu­ca­tion Ses­sion Train­er Vol­un­teer for NHS and Pain Concern
  • Georgina McDon­ald, Pain Edu­ca­tion Ses­sion Train­er Volunteer
  • Brit­ney, Pain Edu­ca­tion Ses­sion Attendee
  • Claire Mitchell, Clin­i­cal Health Psy­chol­o­gy Stu­dent at Strath­clyde Uni­ver­si­ty and Pain Edu­ca­tion Ses­sion Train­er Volunteer
  • Esther McFar­lane, Pain Edu­ca­tion Ses­sion Attendee and Ex Pain Man­age­ment Nurse
  • Lyn Wat­son, Clin­i­cal Nurse Spe­cial­ist in Pain Man­age­ment Pro­gramme for NHS Greater Glas­gow and Clyde.

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