OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pain Support ACT   promotes the health and well being of people in the Canberra region living with persistent or chronic pain, including their family and carers. 

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.