A Registered Charity - No: 1126508
Action on Pain - Resource & Information Library
Confidential help and advice for sufferers of chronic pain
Chronic Pain Affects More Than The Individual
It is a little known fact that around 1 in 7 of the UK population suffers with chronic pain. Taking into account immediate family members, carers, friends etc, the ratio increases to about 1 in 4 people affected directly or indirectly. Yet the treatment of chronic pain is one of the most under-funded services in the NHS today. By being denied early access to such services, far too many people experience a devastating long-term impact on their life. Financial hardship, caused by the inability to work, can put severe social and emotional strain on a family. The lack of effective on-going support is often the key factor in preventing them ever getting back into employment.
Why visit A.P.R.I.L.?
Our charity is dedicated to offering support and advice for people affected by pain and we do this by providing a free of charge service which includes a walk-in centre and reference library with up to date information and impartial, friendly, first-hand advice and support from our volunteers, many of whom do themselves suffer with, or have been, affected by chronic pain and can provide helpful advice based on their own experience of living with and managing constant pain. It is clinically evident that a person is better able to self-manage themselves if they have a good understanding of the nature of their pain.
IMPORTANT: CHANGE OF VENUE EFFECTIVE 7th APRIL 2016
Please be aware that effective from 7th April 2016 meetings will now be held at the following location:
The Quaker Meeting House
30 Whitefield Road
Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
Each meeting will start at 1:00 PM and finish at 3:00 PM
1st Thursday for discussion group, speaker or therapeutic craft
3rd Thursday for therapeutic art
If you require any further information please contact us on:
Mobile: 07756 292091
The Dorset Community Pain Service (Poole Pain Clinic) have a very good web site. It includes their new Newsletter but also has a lot of information for pain sufferers. Visit the website at
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