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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.





Car Park At Quakers Meeting House


Please be aware the the Quaker House is having repairs done to the roof on Thursday 17th November.

This means that we can enter the building but we will not be able to use the drive or park outside the building.



Christmas Lunch 2016



Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 22nd December at 12:00 PM in our old room at


Christchurch Day Centre

250 Lymington Road, Highcliffe. BH23 5ET


The cost will be £4.20 per person.




If you would like to join us for a delicious three course meal then please contact Yvonne on

07756 292091 or email us at admin@aprilnewforest.org.uk.



Mindfulness Classes


Neil Richards of A.P.R.I.L wanted to share some information about good Mindfulness Classes.


The classes are on every TUESDAY


Time: 11- 12 noon


Location: Tesco’s at Castle Lane, Bournemouth in the Community Room


Cost: £7 per week


The Community Room is accessed via Tesco and is located by the opticians at the back of the store


Leading the Mindfulness: Vicky


Contact number:07722 557050





If you require any further information please contact us on:


Mobile: 07756 292091

Email: admin@aprilnewforest.org.uk




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





Yes, the annual fee, still only £5.00 per annum is now due for 2016.


Please click here to be taken to our application form.

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