Patient resources

We've collated a range of resources for pain patients and their families.

General consumer resources

  • Painaustralia - Painaustralia is an advocacy body working to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, as well as their families and carers. They have a range of resources to help you with getting the right care for your pain.
  • Chronic Pain Australia – Connect with other people experiencing chronic pain through the national grassroots organisation of people living with pain. 
  • ACI Pain Management Network – Gain a better understanding of your pain and how to manage it through a series of videos developed by the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.
  • painHEALTH - Find clinically supported information, tips, support and personal stories to help you manage musculoskeletal pain. 

Pain and wellbeing

  • Pain and thoughts - Learn how negative thoughts and stressful life situations can influence pain with this video resource from the ACI Pain Management Network. 
  • Chronic pain reboot - This Way Up offer a course for people with chronic pain to learn skills to help manage pain and improve quality of life.
  • Mindfulness and pain - Advice and tips from painHEALTH on how mindfulness can assist in the co-management of musculoskeletal pain condition/s.
  • Headspace - A popular resource for mindfulness and meditation. 

  • Tame the Beast - A resource to learn more about new approaches to reducing pain

Medications and pain

  • Pain and role of medications  - Learn about how medications fit into a pain management plan with this video resource from the ACI Pain Management Network.
  • Medicines and procedures - A resource from painHEALTH covering the various medicines and procedures that may form part of your co-management plan for musculoskeletal pain.
  • Medication - An overview of medication use in pain management from the Australian Pain Management Association.
  • Pain: What is going on? - Information shared by NPS Medicinewise about pain for patients and their carers, including discussion of the role of medications.

Please note this page is intended as a guide only and should not replace information supplied by your pain medicine specialist or governing doctor.

Last updated 14:16 20.04.2021