"Waking up every morning in pain can be overwhelming... thanks for helping"
APMA's Pain Link telephone helpline 1300 340 357 can be contacted for the cost of a local call. Staffed by volunteers who live with persistent (chronic) pain themselves, support is only a call away. Don't suffer alone.
APMA’s volunteer staff are available to take calls from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours callers reach a voice-mail service and can leave a message, which is returned within 24 hours.
APMA has produced a range of informational brochures about various aspects of living with persistent pain. Some of these brochures are shown below. Contact APMA to obtain quotes for the provision of bulk copies of brochures for distribution to patients or clients.
APMA's website provides comprehensive pain management options and information for people with pain, their families and friends. Health care professionals will also find the site interesting and informative.
We can't take the pain away
but we can help improve quality of life.
Join APMA today and help enhance the wellbeing of all Australians living with persistent pain. You can join on-line, or download and complete a membership form. The form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to GPO Box 2104, Brisbane QLD 4001.
You can also assist APMA by making a tax-deductible donation – donations on-line. Your donation can make a big difference for someone you know with disabling pain, supporting APMA's community awareness and education pain programs which help reduce suffering.
Pain is everyone's business.
The Montreal Declaration calls for access to pain management to be a human right for all people with pain. The Montreal Declaration was announced in 2010 at the International Pain summit. Read the full text and sign the Declaration of Montreal.
Professor Cousins addressed a conference of International Human Rights Organisations in the Netherlands. You can also hear him interviewed on Canadian radio here. The program also includes an extended interview with a man who has suffered from persistent pain for most of his adult life.
We wish to particularly express our sincere appreciation for the financial support/sponsorship from all of these organisations.