Pain Support ACT also advocates for better services for people with pain and for better understanding of this debilitating condition.
- One in five people in Australia will experience persistent pain. This rises to one in three people over 65.
- Living with pain can seriously affect a person’s life. It often impacts on their work, mobility, relationships, sleep, and mental well-being.
- Disbelief and stigma affect many people with persistent pain.
- There are also a range of strategies which people can learn and use to actively manage their pain, live well, and reduce pain’s impact on their life.