Your Pain Is Our Priority
Chronic Pain Ireland is a charity that supports, educates and advocates for people with chronic pain.
Chronic pain is a complex, multi-faceted disease that prevents people from enjoying a full life
A lack of understanding within the healthcare system and society only compounds the physical and emotional distress caused by persistent pain.
Many people live with pain for years before they get a proper diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic pain and need support, call our helpline
Chronic Pain is a serious public health issue in Ireland and throughout Europe.
In Europe, 1 in 5 people have chronic pain. In Ireland, the figure is much higher.
1 in 3
people in Ireland have chronic pain
1 in 5
have had pain that lasted more than 10 years
more likely to be unemployed due to pain
These figures come from the landmark PRIME study conducted by the Centre of Pain Research, NUIG Galway.
For over 30 years, Chronic Pain Ireland has campaigned tirelessly on behalf of members for improved access to care and greater education within the healthcare community and society.
As a member, you will gain support as you learn new skills that help you better cope and manage your pain
We strive to create a greater awareness of the disease through the advocacy work we do on behalf of our members.
Our self-management workshops and talks teach people the skills necessary to manage their condition and live life with quality and meaning.
Our thriving community continuously supports and empowers each other as they continue to learn how to manage and treat their pain.
“I continue to learn so much and being a member has changed my life.”
Latest News & Blog
Mindfulness can help us to manage the mental/emotional side of long-term illness by changing our relationship to our symptoms, reducing the amount of worry, anxiety or stress that goes with them. This can then actually lower the amount of primary pain we perceive.
We may not have control over what is happening to our bodies but by developing a sense of kindness and compassion towards ourselves, along with the ability to clearly see our experience, we can change our experience of pain learn to live well with it.
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