Our events

Support and information events

These provide a relaxed, friendly place to discuss your queries or other things with people who understand. Many have learned to live well with pain.

We provide local information and information from relevant, qualified people who speak about services or provide experience in useful skills or exercise types.

We sometimes use guided relaxation and mindfulness. Many people linger before and after, chatting with others.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.  BYO lunch if you wish. These events are free but small donations help cover costs.  For details of each event, see Events.

Expert Speaker events

These give you access to the knowledge and insights of highly qualified professionals in the field. Talks cover a wide range of topics. There is opportunity for you to ask questions. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each second month, 12-2pm at Pearce.  For details of each event, see Events.

Coffee mornings

These are informal gatherings at the Belconnen Southern Cross Club. People can meet and get to know others and their experiences, seek information if they wish, bring a friend and maybe borrow a book.  Some of us stay on for lunch.  The gatherings are advertised on this site and in our Newsletter. 11.30-12.30pm on the dates advertised.  For details of each coffee gathering meeting, see Events.

FOR DETAILS of each event see http://www.painsupportact.org.au/events/

Special events

These are held for fun, special opportunities like National Pain Week, social or creative activity or another worthwhile purpose.

In July 2017 Pain Support ACT held a special event, “Getting on Top of Pain”, Friday July 21st, 10am-3pm at the Belconnen Labor Club with top local speakers. 

Lots of other useful information is available to our participants and members, particularly on the detail of local services, events and resources which may be very useful for you.

Public transport, transport assistance and access to venues

Pearce Community Centre, 1 Collett Place, Pearce

  • Large meeting room, Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, (phone 6290 1984).
  • Buses come from Woden interchange. Easy Access Bus route No 21 leaves Woden interchange at 11.38am and arrives next to the Community Centre, opposite Pearce shops, at approx. 11.40pm. The Easy Access type of bus is expected but not guaranteed by ACTION buses.
  • Parking is free and reasonably available.
  • SHOUT is fully accessible.
  • Transport HELP: If you have any difficulty getting there or would like a lift, PSACT may be able to help. Call 62811036 at least 2-3 days or more before the meeting. Once at the meeting, it is likely we’ll find a lift home for you.

Hackett – Maitland House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett

  • HCCA, Hackett. The large Meeting Room, Maitland House (formerly Sports House) in Hackett at . Phone: 02 6230 7800.
  • Catch Bus No.2 from Civic interchange to Hackett and alight at the first corner of Madigan St and Maitland St (before Hackett shops is reached). Meeting is in the old school building and grounds on your left, the building next to the Blue Gum school. Watch out for our sign once inside the building. The bus No. 2 leaves Civic at 11.35 getting to Hackett just a few minutes after 12.00pm. This is not shown as a specially designed accessible bus, but the building is accessible. Once at the meeting, it is likely we’ll find a lift home for you.
  • Transport HELP: Call 62811036 if you’d like help with transport, as for Pearce above.

 

Belconnen – Southern Cross Club, Bowman Street Jamison

  • The Club is opposite Jamison shops, in Bowman St., Jamison on the corner with Catchpole St. We will be in the lounge near the Catchpole Room.  Fully accessible.  If you get there first, please wait for others to arrive.Accessible Bus no. 40 leaving the City interchange at 10.05am will get you to the Jamison Centre at 10.27am.  The 10.35 bus will get you there at 10.57 am.
  • Transport HELP: Call 62811036 if you’d like help with transport, as for Pearce above.