Information & Resources

Read our magazine and keep up to
date with our latest research.

Get Help & Support

We have some great tools available to
help you manage your pain.

Get Involved

Help make a real difference to people
in the UK living with chronic pain.

About Us

Find out about Pain Concern and how
we can help you.

peer support

Airing Pain 119: Experts by Experience: Working together in pain management programmes

November 05 , 2019
2 Comments
Patient volunteers and healthcare professionals on working together in pain management programmes This edition of Airing Pain has been supported by a grant from the Plum Trust. In September, the British Pain Society’s special interest group on pain management programmes held their annual conference. A workshop entitled ‘Experts by ...

Airing Pain 118: Pain Management in Young People

October 01 , 2019
1 Comment
How chronic pain in adolescence requires different pain management strategies In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans looks at the issues concerning pain amongst adolescents, including the impact on parents. First-off, Paul speaks to Dr Jeremy Gauntlet-Gilbert, principal clinical psychologist at the Bath Centre for Pain Services, ...

Airing Pain 117: Patients as Research Partners

September 03 , 2019
No Comments
Involving patients in researching their own condition – it seems logical, so why is it not more common?  This edition was facilitated by the British Pain Society and recorded at their Annual Scientific Meeting 2019. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans investigates the potential for patients to ...

Transcript – Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

February 18 , 2019
1 Comment
Exploring the challenges and successes that patients, parents and healthcare professionals encounter when pain in adolescents To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download This edition was funded by a grant by the Agnes Hunter Trust Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for ...

Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

February 12 , 2018
No Comments
Exploring the challenges and successes that patients, parents and healthcare professionals encounter when pain in adolescents This edition was funded by a grant by the Agnes Hunter Trust. Going through adolescence can be a difficult process for anyone, but for young adults with chronic pain the difficulties of these ...

Airing Pain 89: Dementia

April 12 , 2017
1 Comment
The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and the Cruden Charitable Foundation. According to a survey carried out by the Alzheimers Society, ...

Transcript – Programme 28: Self-Management: Pacing and communication

February 11 , 2016
1 Comment
Learning to manage pain with Arthritis Care’s self-management programme. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download In the previous edition of Airing Pain we featured the work of the charity, Arthritis Care, and, following up from that programme, Paul Evans looks into their self-management programme, the ...

Transcript – Programme 55: More Power to You

August 24 , 2015
1 Comment
Prescriptions for yoga and harnessing the power of social interaction. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download In episode 55 we hear about two very different ways of giving people in pain the knowledge and power to help themselves. Will we soon be able to get a ...

Transcript – Programme 32: Pain Management Programmes

April 30 , 2015
No Comments
What is a pain management programme? We find out more with the patients and staff on the Glasgow programme. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Airing Pain sheds some light on pain management programmes: what they are, and how they can help. Paul Evans pays ...

Transcript – Programme 62: Independent Living

November 11 , 2014
1 Comment
How to get support in regaining independence and the physical and mental health benefits of social exercise To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download How can people left disabled and housebound by chronic pain be supported to live independently? Producer Paul Evans visits two Edinburgh-based organisations ...

Airing Pain 62: Independent Living

July 29 , 2014
1 Comment
How to get support in regaining independence and the physical and mental health benefits of social exercise This edition has been funded by a grant from the Moffat Charitable Trust. How can people left disabled and housebound by chronic pain be supported to live independently? Producer Paul Evans visits ...

Airing Pain 55: More Power to You

April 24 , 2014
1 Comment
Prescriptions for yoga and harnessing the power of social interaction This edition has been supported by a grant from the Scottish Government. In Airing Pain episode 55 we hear about two very different ways of giving people in pain the knowledge and power to help themselves. Will we soon be able ...

Transcript – Programme 42: Endometriosis and Support Groups

December 09 , 2013
1 Comment
To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF?Download Paul Evans visits an endometriosis support group in Belfast, and interviews founder Anna Jamieson and guest speaker, gynaecologist, Dr David Hunter. Dr Hunter discusses the research about how endometriosis develops and people living with the condition describe their ...

Airing Pain 42: Endometriosis and Support Groups

April 24 , 2013
1 Comment
Learning to manage endometriosis and how support groups can help This programme was funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Paul Evans visits an endometriosis support group in Belfast, and interviews founder Anna Jaminson and guest speaker gynaecologist Dr David Hunter. Dr Hunter discusses ...

Airing Pain 32: Pain Management Programmes

May 03 , 2012
4 Comments
What is a pain management programme? We find out more with the patients and staff on the Glasgow programme This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. Airing Pain sheds some light on pain management programmes: what they are, and how they can help. Paul Evans pays a ...

Airing Pain 28: Self-Management: Pacing and communication

March 15 , 2012
2 Comments
Learning to manage pain with Arthritis Care’s self-management programme This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. In the previous edition of Airing Pain we featured the work of the charity, Arthritis Care, and, following up from that programme, Paul Evans looks into their self-management programme, the Challenging Pain ...