Pain Awareness Month 2022 - Calendar of Events

August 28th, 2022

Pain Awareness Month 2022 - Calendar of Events

The World Health Assembly (WHA), a subsection of the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared September as Pain Awareness Month.

Throughout the month of September, many organisations around the globe contribute and raise awareness of chronic pain.  This year Chronic Pain Ireland is once again supporting this campaign and our 2022 theme is Inspiring Pain Freedom.

About the 2022 theme - The journey with pain is unique for each and every one of us, it can be shaped by our injury or condition, experiences, learned responses, prior traumatic events, stigma and suppressed emotions to name but a few. All of these need to be successfully addressed so that recovery can begin. We want to inspire and empower people by ensuring they have the knowledge, skills and self-awareness to take control and improve their quality of life.   In Chronic Pain Ireland, part of that journey starts with self-management strategies and tools.

Throughout the month, we are offering a series of informative talks and webinars as follows:

Chronic Pain Ireland in conjunction with the HSE is supporting our members throughout Pain Awareness Month via the Living Well with Chronic Pain Self Management programmes. These 7 week free online programmes are designed to support those living with chronic pain conditions to self-manage by providing tools, techniques and coping strategies. In addition to the above programmes, we are offering a specific programme for those aged between 18-30 years of age.  

To find out more about the above programmes, join us on September 1st at 2:00 p.m. to meet the HSE Support Coordinators for CH09 Caroline Peppard and Leah Harrington.  Register here

Calendar of Events 

01 September 2022 - Launch of Pain Awareness Month and Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative to raise awareness of those living with chronic pain and non-visible disabilities.

Week One

01 September 2022 - Launch of campaign, electronic adverts via GP's clinics and waiting rooms. CPI leaflets circulated to Pain Clinics.

01 September 2022 - Talk: Living Well with Chronic Pain, overview of programme and how it can help. 

02 September 2022 - Living Well with Chronic Pain (morning) 7 week programme (Fully Booked Out).

04 September 2022 - Youghal Eco Boardwalk Fundraiser at 12:00 noon Youghal, Co Cork.

​Week Two

05-30th Sept 2022 - Cork Opera House multi-storey artwork display "Chronic Pain is NOT make believe" By Ciara Chapman Illustration.

05 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Mayo, Galway, Roscommon) 7 week (morning) programme. Booked out.

07 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Mayo, Galway, Roscommon) 7 week (evening) programme.

08 September 2022 - Talk: Digital Health in Pain Management. Join expert panel of speakers for free event. Register here.

08 September 2022 - Living Well with Chronic Pain (Evening) 7 week programme. (Fully Booked Out).

10 September 2022 - Living Well with Chronic Pain (Weekend) 7 week programme. (Fully Booked Out).

​Week Three

12 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, South Tipperary) 7 wk online (evening)

13 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Thurles) 7 week in person (morning) programme.

13 September 2022 - Is moving with freedom safe for chronic pain? Register here

14 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary) 7 week online (morning) programme.

15 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Nenagh) 7 week in-person morning programme.

16 September 2022 - Living Well with Chronic Illness (Ennis) 7 week in-person morning programme.

 

​Week Four

20 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Mayo, Galway, Roscommon) 7 week (morning) programme.

20 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth and Meath) 7 week (morning) programme

21 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth and Meath) 7 week (morning) programme

22 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Louth and Meath) 7 week (morning) programme

23 September 2022 -  Culture Night talk, Cork Opera House “Chronic Pain is NOT make believe” by Ciara Chapman 

Week 5

26 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan) 7 week (morning) programme.

28 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan) 7 week (afternoon) programme.

28 September 2022 - HSE Living Well with Chronic Illness (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan)

October Events

06 October 2022 -  Living Well with Chronic Pain (morning) 7 week programme. (Fully Booked Out).

26 October 2022 - Living Well with Chronic Pain (18-30 year old cohort) 7 week programme. Places Available.

 

Please consider supporting Chronic Pain Ireland's ongoing work and campaigns. Simply get in touch via info@chronicpain.ie

You can also get involved by liking, following Chronic Pain Ireland on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date and share our posts to help further our cause.

Consider Volunteering during Pain Awareness Month and beyond, please contact Christina via email - info@chronicpain.ie for more details.