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Living with chronic pain is challenging as it impacts every aspect of a person’s life. Accessing help and support can be difficult and stressful when you are in pain. As a member of Chronic Pain Ireland, you are understood, believed and supported. We continually advocate on your behalf.

Resources and organisations that can help you

Chronic Pain Ireland is a key services provider and works with many organisations and service providers. Our self-management workshops can help manage your pain and improve your quality of life.

Change Pain Portal

We work with a variety of stakeholders in Ireland and throughout the EU. In 2019, we were part of the steering committee of CHANGE PAIN® which continuously strives to create practical tools to support patients and healthcare professional(s) to better manage pain. The Change Pain website has a wealth of information and additional support, including further information on the Pain Toolkit and pain diaries.

The Health Services Executive (HSE)

The HSE is the national health service agency that provides hospital and community care and services nationwide.

In 2020, the HSE began the roll out of the Living Well with Chronic Illness programme which can be very helpful for anyone seeking self-management support for long-term health conditions.

This Irish government website has a wealth of information.

If you are attempting to stay in employment, trying to get back to work, along with current and potential employers, you can access EmployAbility services.

Citizens Information Service (CIS)

The Citizens Information Service helps you to access information and support services throughout the country. They provide impartial information on social services, benefits and entitlements, employment rights and a host of other information relating to health and social affairs.

Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland provides practical and emotional support to people and their families through home-care services, training and a dedicated carers helpline.

The Patient Advocacy Service (PAS)

The Patient Advocacy Service provides free, independent and confidential information and advocacy support to people in Ireland who wish to make a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded public acute hospital, and in the aftermath of Patient Safety Incidents.

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