Pain Concern – UK
Pain Concern produces Airing Pain, an online radio show also available on CD. Airing Pain brings together people with chronic pain and top specialists to talk about the resources which can help.
Airing Pain is an invaluable resource for those living with chronic pain, their families, friends, carers, supporters, employers and health professionals. All resources are certified by the Information Standard, with some of Pain Concern leaflets and packs also being used by NHS Scotland.
After receiving funding from the Women’s Fund for Scotland, we recently produced two radio programmes focusing on female genitourinary and pelvic pain; a subject which, despite affecting around 1 in 7 women at some point during their lifetime, still remains taboo for many in the healthcare and wider communities.
These programmes focus specifically on two of the most commonly diagnosed causes of this pain: vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis (aka ‘painful bladder syndrome’ or simply ‘chronic bladder pain‘). The podcasts contain interviews with specialists and people living with these conditions, who share their patient journeys from diagnosis to the present day as well as offering advice on pain management.
Both programmes are now available to listen on demand as a free podcast via (ctrl+click to open in a new tab) the Pain Concern website, Audioboom, Able Radio and most podcast apps.
You can listen to Airing Pain fortnightly on Tuesdays at 8 pm GMT via www.ableradio.com. Podcasts are then available to listen here and on Pain Concern website. Subscribe to the Airing Pain podcast on iTunes and through most podcast apps.
Pain Concern is also present on Twitter (@painconcern) and Facebook, so if you’re on social media please feel free to check out and share any posts you think your followers would find particularly helpful or interesting.
The full catalogue of all Airing Pain programmes for the past 8 series can be found via Pain Concern’s website: www.painconcern.org.uk
Airing Pain has covered a vast array of in-depth topics – migraine, cancer pain, PTSD for war veterans, endometriosis and FGM, to name but a few – and over the next few months dementia, back pain, gout and horticultural therapy will be added to the ever expanding list.