How to Become a Member
You can use any of the options listed below:
- Apply Online for CPI Membership
- Complete and Print our application form along with cheque or postal order made out to the CPI
- Complete and Print our application form along with direct debit form
- Post completed forms & payment type to:
Chronic Pain Ireland
North Brunswick Street
If you have any queries please have no hesitation in contacting 01 8047567
How much will it Cost to Become a Member
The annual cost of membership is as follows:
Single Membership: €22.00
Membership Renewal Fees
Membership fees are due on an annual basis. If paying by direct debit or bankers order monies will be removed from your account.If paying online or via cheque you will receive notification that annual fees are due for renewal.
Are you living with Chronic Pain and are you:
- Feeling isolated
- Feeling lonely
- Not believed by family and friends
- Feeling depressed
- Are you constantly confronted by ignorance?
- Feeling your treatment is inadequate
This is the sad reality for the majority of people living with chronic pain. These are the main reasons people contact our helpline. It is important for all to get appropriate support and information to address these feelings. We would encourage you to join our discussion forum, contribute to and read our newsletter, visit our website. If you would like to talk to someone, please call us in confidence, with guaranteed anonymity and privacy. We would also be delighted to see you at our workshops, support meetings and information events.
What else can you do?
1. Join with us to give us a stronger voice
2. Tell your GP/Consultant/Healthcare Professional about CPI and its services.
3. Share your story with others
4. Make yourself and others aware of our Charter of Rights.
Charter of Rights for people living with Chronic Pain
We have the right to be believed.
We have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
We have the right to have our pain treated and managed at the earliest possible stage.
We have the right of access to the best possible technologies and therapies in pain treatment and management.
We have the right to be informed about all the pain management options available so that we can make best decisions and choices for our wellbeing.
We have the right to live with the least amount of pain possible.
We have the right to be treated on at least an equal footing with all others who have been diagnosed as having a chronic illness.
The Relief of Pain should be declared a fundamental human right as per the central theme adopted by IASP, EFIC and the WHO at a conference in Geneva on the 11th October 2004.
We should not be left to suffer in silence and ignorance.
Drawn up and approved by the Governing Body of Chronic Pain Ireland on the 19th November 2009
CPI Membership & Benefits
By joining the Association you give the CPI a stronger voice. A strong membership base will enable us to increase our lobbying power in raising awareness of the condition, encourage the reform of education while highlighting the lack of resources and the need for multi-disciplined pain management services throughout the country. Your support will enable us to continue our other support activities which include:
- Public & Professional Awareness Campaigns
- Actively participate in Irish and European Research
- Provision of CPI Self-Management Workshops
- Education & Information Events
- Support Meetings with invited Guest Speaker
- Informative Quarterly Newsletter
- Support Phone Line
As a member you can also avail of the following benefits:
- Access Discussion Forum
- Notification of Events and Meetings
- Opportunity to participate in research, testimonials etc
Unfortunately chronic pain is still viewed by many as a symptom and the concept of chronic pain as a disease is still approached by some with a degree of skepticism. This has lead in the past to people trying to deal with their condition in isolation and with the fear of being disbelieved.
We aim to assist you in showing the unseen effects that this condition has on every aspect of a person’s life while informing you of the treatments and options available to manage your condition.