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September is Pain Awareness Month!

The theme for Pain Aware­ness Month 2021 is #PAINCOUNTS

The World Health Assem­bly (WHA) – a sub­sec­tion of the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO) – has declared Sep­tem­ber Pain Aware­ness Month. This month is ded­i­cat­ed to rais­ing pub­lic aware­ness and under­stand­ing of pain. Many organ­i­sa­tions around the world con­tribute, includ­ing the U.S. Pain Foun­da­tion, the Inter­na­tion­al Pain Foun­da­tion and the Amer­i­can Mas­sage Ther­a­py Asso­ci­a­tion (AMTA).

Dur­ing Sep­tem­ber, the U.S. Pain Foun­da­tion will be shar­ing 30 sto­ries of peo­ple liv­ing with pain over 30 days, while the AMTA has post­ed resources to inform peo­ple of the role of mas­sage ther­a­py in pain man­age­ment strate­gies. Here at Pain Con­cern, we will be post­ing reg­u­lar­ly on social media.

Every­one can play a part dur­ing this month by using the hash­tag #PainAware­ness­Month.

You can also get involved by ‘liking’/‘following’ Pain Con­cern on Face­book and Twit­ter to stay up to date and share the cause.

We would like to share the fol­low­ing link to an Air­ing Pain pro­gramme we worked on dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. The top­ic of the pro­gramme is Domes­tic Abuse and Chron­ic Pain, but the pro­gramme ded­i­cates a sig­nif­i­cant amount of focus to the effects of COVID-19 restric­tions on com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the effects of social iso­la­tion on those of us with pain. In a time where pain is on the back­burn­er due to the glob­al pan­dem­ic, it’s’ nev­er been more impor­tant to say #paincounts.

To lis­ten to the pro­gramme, or read the tran­script, please click here.