Our Mission

To create a greater understanding of those living with Chronic Pain in Ireland.  We aim to support our members and nurture those living with the condition and their families through guidance and information provision and to advocate within the wider community.   

Our Mission & Aims

About Us

Established in 1992, Chronic Pain Ireland is the national organisation providing information and support services to people living with Chronic Pain. We are a registered charity, and we work with all stakeholders including those living with chronic pain, their families and carers, health professionals, students, researchers and others interested in chronic pain.   

CPI has demonstrated professional leadership in Ireland and throughout Europe by raising awareness of chronic pain, educating in methods of dealing with the condition, and advocating for the needs of people living in chronic pain.

We advocate for multi-disciplinary treatment centres, improved health services and changes to the educational curriculum so that healthcare providers are more aware of the condition and the challenges of diagnosing, treating and managing the condition.

We adhere to the principles of good corporate governance.  We are transparent and compliant with all regulatory requirements.

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision

Chronic Pain Ireland (CPI) is the national charity providing information, education and support services to people living with Chronic Pain, their families, friends, caregivers and other interested parties. We advocate on their behalf and work closely with all stakeholders.

Mission

To create a greater understanding of those living with Chronic Pain in Ireland.  We aim to support our members and nurture those living with the condition and their families through guidance and information provision and to advocate within the wider community.

Values

Collaboration – We work in collaboration and partnership with our members, their families, healthcare professionals, researchers and policymakers to ensure people living with chronic pain get the information, support and care they need to live meaningful, purposeful lives.

Empathy – We foster a culture of empathy and show compassion towards each other and ourselves.  We value diversity, respect difference and strive to listen to the experiences of our staff, volunteers, our members and the broader community with open hearts and minds.                

Learning – We believe in the power of learning to bring about individual, organisation and societal change.  We embrace a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to finding solutions that empower people living with chronic pain to meet their full potential in their personal and work lives.

Trust – We are committed to integrity and transparency and operate to the highest standards of governance in the service of our members, our funders, our community and the wider public.

Strategic Objectives

 

  1. Advocacy & Awareness
  2. Member Engagement & Education
  3. Research
  4. Funding
  5. Governance & Compliance

 

Strategic Objective 1 – Advocacy & Awareness

Overall Aim: CPI will advocate as a voice for people living with chronic pain in Ireland.  We aim to support our members and nurture those living with the condition and their families through empathy, listening, guidance and information provision and to advocate within the wider community.

Specific Aims:

  1. Raise awareness of CPI, its vision, mission and aim, for those living with Chronic Pain, amongst their families, employers, healthcare providers and our wider communities in general. 
  2. Continue to develop CPI's desired advocacy impacts in line with the wants, needs and requirements of our members.
  3. Work both independently and in partnership with decision makers and organisations to positively influence policy and attitudes in all areas impacting the lives of people with chronic pain.
  4. Research and identify international best practice in advocacy generally and advocating for the implications of living with chronic pain specifically.

 

Strategic Objective 2 – Member Engagement and Education

Overall Aim:

To continue to engage members and expand support and education services nationally to those living with chronic pain, their families, friends, caregivers and other interested parties.    

Specific Aims:

  1. Continue to provide and develop further essential support services (phone line, website member events).
  2. Explore alternative methods of membership engagement to support member empowerment and self-management. 
  3. Diversify current education services in a variety of settings including community, healthcare provider and other settings.

 

Strategic Objective 3 – Research

Overall Aim: To drive and participate in research concerning all aspects of life with chronic pain.

Specific Aims:

  1. Develop and maintain open relationships with the research community.
  2. Harness the involvement of patient voice at all stages of research.
  3. Maximise use of research findings to achieve other strategic goals.

 

Strategic Objective 4 – Funding

Overall Aim:  To continue to secure grant and donor funding and explore other options for the benefit of our members and the services we provide.

 

Strategic Objective 5 – Governance & Compliance

 

Overall Aim: To continue to uphold proper governance and regulation of CPI ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory and statutory bodies.

Specific Aims:

To comply with all voluntary, statutory and regulatory requirements, showing full transparency in all activities.