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The theme for NPW15 is "Pain: Let's Talk About It".
Our story tellers share their experiences with others to help them understand what it is like to live with chronic pain. This helps transform the culture surrounding chronic pain and leads to less isolation for people in pain. Story tellers need to be available to share their stories with the media before and during National Pain Week. Some media training will be provided. People living in Sydney or Brisbane are frequently asked to tell their stories, but people living in other capital cities are also welcome to apply. We are looking for:
Feedback from people living in pain has a consistent major theme – it is the invisible burden that we don’t want to talk about, often for fear of the consequences. Let’s break the silence and reduce the stigma of chronic pain.
This year we are in two cities: Brisbane and Sydney and again in the Big Red Bus.
We are having a one day conference at the State Library of NSW on 24th July - featuring an afternoon of speakers, music, displays and discussion.
Again this year we will have a Q & A discussion to round off the day.
The National Pain Week website will be live soon with all the detail.
Chronic Pain Australia runs a 24/7 forum for people living with pain. We are looking for interested people who would like to undertake a 3 month trial as a moderator. Successful interns will become moderators for a twelve month period with an option to continue indefinitely with reviews annually. They will work on a rotational roster basis.
Your needs are important too. Your health and wellbeing may be at risk.
Dr Coralie Wales
Ms Petrea King
4-8 May 2015
Quest for Life Centre Bundanoon