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Pain Concern



Pain Concern is a charity providing information and support to people with pain and those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals.

Our Airing Pain radio programme, available online and on CD, features the experiences of those managing their everyday pain and interviews with top, internationally-recognised experts.

Our magazine Pain Matters, available in digital and print editions, contains news, features and comment on topics including self-management techniques, research into pain treatments and personal experiences of living with pain. Readers have told us they find it both informative and empowering.

We run a Helpline staffed by trained volunteers, providing information, support or just a listening ear to people wanting to talk about their own pain or that of a family member or friend. A free information pack on how to manage pain is available. The Pain Concern online community on HealthUnlocked provides its members with a forum to share experiences. 

Pain Concern conducts research providing insight into the state of pain management services and the experiences of people in pain. This contributes to our policy and campaigning work to raise awareness about pain and improve service provision.

For a free trial subscription to the digital edition of Pain Matters send an email with your first name and surname to

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A helpline for those effected by chronic pain

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When is it on
Mon 2-4pm, Wednesday 6-8pm & Friday 10-12pm
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