Australian Pain Management Association

http://www.painmanagement.org.au

The Australian Pain Management Association Inc (APMA) is a national health promotion charity providing services including advocacy and mentoring and support for pain sufferers and their families and friends.

A website feature is access to the Pain Tool Kit (www.paintoolkit.org) of UK-based pain sufferer, Pete Moore. Resources directs consumers to videos such as: A Carer’s Perspective: Charlie Curnow; and, Endometriosis: Chronic Pelvic Pain, while Pain, Pain, Go Away: Helping Children With Pain, is a publication to help children with chronic pain and their families. APMA Support describes initiatives such as: a phone helpline which can be accessed by the public; pain support groups; and training programs. Resources provide information about many types of conditions, managing pain, medications and medical procedures. The APMA newsletter, Wellbeing, is for members.