Trigger warning: suicide, suicide ideation, self-harm
The 10th of September marks World Suicide Prevention Day 2021. So, here at Pain Concern, we decided to do some research on the links between suicide and chronic pain. Despite the fact that research in this area is limited, there is already ...
We are thrilled to announce that last night at Volunteer Edinburgh Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021, our helpline volunteers received recognition in the Team category! We want to say a huge congratulations and thank you to our team of volunteers!
Here are some pictures from the big night!
Helpline volunteer ...
We are very pleased to announce a new pain management toolkit designed for people who experience pain in the work place, or whose chronic pain impacts their work day.
To access the PAW Toolkit please click here!
"This toolkit aims to provide supportive information, advice and guidance for people ...
Each year, Volunteers’ Week acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of volunteers in the community.
Pain Concern could not exist without the hard work and time put in by our dedicated team of volunteers. They are at the heart of everything we do from manning the helpline, to vital ...
12 April 2021
Pain Concern know from calls and emails to our helpline that these new guidelines are causing distress and anxiety to people living with chronic pain. Whilst we welcome the guidance on collaborative working between patients and healthcare professionals, and are pleased that the guidelines support ...
Funded by a grant from the Women's Fund for Scotland
In 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pain Concern received a grant from the Women's Fund for Scotland. With this funding we created an extended episode of our podcast, Airing Pain, on the topic of domestic ...
Our new issue, Pain Matters 76, is published today, Monday 7 September
What do we mean when we talk about pain?
In this edition of Pain Matters, we have invited the members of the Flippin’ Pain™ campaign to guest-edit a pain neuroscience education special. A public health campaign delivered by Connect ...
According to the most recent Scottish Diabetes Survey in 2018, there are an estimated 304,000 people living with a diagnosis of diabetes in Scotland, around 5% of the population. A long-term effect of diabetes can be the development of diabetic neuropathy. This edition of Airing Pain focuses ...
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