National Pain Week is from 24th– 30th July 2017 led by Chronic Pain Australia and promotes four core aims:
- To de-stigmatise the experience of chronic pain;
- Promote current thinking to explain chronic pain to the wider Australian community;
- Create healing relationships between the person in pain and their pain clinician;
- Reduce the isolation and suffering of people in pain.
Living with chronic pain is linked with depression for many people and has long been a focus for the team at Adelaide Psychological Services. Research shows women are more susceptible to depression based on the level of pain, whereas men are more susceptible to depression based on how their pain interferes with daily activities, work and lifestyle.
Adelaide Psychological Services early intervention approach works with a broad range of clients to help them cope with the psychological impacts of pain. The team at Adelaide Psychological Services work through common challenges for our clients including
¨ acceptance of the cause of pain, workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents or other serious injury
¨ managing long term pain levels by adjusting to life changes brought on by chronic pain
¨ maintaining healthy relationships within the family whilst living with chronic pain.
¨ return to work
GP’s can refer using a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan. Rebates are available from Medicare and some private health funds. We also accept referrals from Return to Work SA / Allianz, lawyers and other insurance providers. Talk to your GP about getting a referral to see one of our psychologists, or ring our office today on 8295 4150
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National pain week is led by Chronic Pain Australia and their vision is that no Australian living with persistent pain should suffer alone or without access to resources and information which help them effectively manage their pain in a manner promoting dignity and self-respect, regardless of age, gender, culture, belief, socio-economic or compensation status. For more information please follow the link http://www.nationalpainweek.org.au/ or visit their website www.nationalpainweek.org.au.
For more information, Healthdirect Australia, the national health information on pain funded by the Australian Government has put together some key information on pain and how sufferers can receive help, please follow the link http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/pain-and-aches or you can visit their website http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/ for reliable, up-to-date information to help Australians manage their health.