Benefits information for patients suffering from pain

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Matthew Jay of Camden Citizens Advice Bureau and Great Ormond Street Hospital has kindly provided Pain UK with the information within this document to give insight to the benefits system within the UK. The document outlines the various benefits that are available accompanied with an explanation for what they are. This is intended to be an informative document for those who wish to learn …

Could music therapy help you cope with pain?

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I became interested in exploring effective pain management strategies because of my own experience of long-term pain due to a genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome. During my training as a music therapist at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, I began considering the possibility of using music therapy to help:  listening to music provides an alternative stimulus that can help draw …

Recognising endometriosis is the secret to early treatment

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We hope that none of our readers will have daughters/grandaughters with endometriosis.  Perhaps this piece from Endometriosis UK will help you to recognise the problem if it arises in a girl you know. Whilst the majority of endo diagnoses are made in adult women, it is becoming apparent that, endometriosis is a disease of adulthood that has its onset in adolescence.  …

Get university staff to adopt your charity

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Marfan Syndrome UK have developed a great relationship with Stirling University Staff.  Why not find out if a university near you has any sort of support for charities?  From a poster in the common room about a challenge, to being a charity that students raise money for on ‘rag day’ – once you have made the contact, this can be a year-on-year source …