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. 
  • Brainman - A team at Hunter Integrated Pain Service (HIPS), University of South Australia, University of Washington and Hunter Medicare Local (Hunter ML) have developeda series of videos about chronic pain featuring Brainman. 
  • Our Mob - Resources for Aboriginal People

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.

Medicinal cannabis and pain

This factsheet is a summary of the Faculty of Pain Medicine's position on prescribing medicinal cannabis for people with chronic pain. We hope it helps consumers have informed conversations with their treating physican. 

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 14:28 7.02.2024