Could music therapy help you cope with pain?

admin Awareness of Pain

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

admin Endometriosis UK

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 “text donations” sent to you for free by JustTextGiving

admin Member Charities

Recently, our trustees have been asking if there was any need for our charity to have a ‘giving’ page for people who want to raise money from friends and relatives when they do a run/climb/swim/ride, etc.  The cost of setting up such a page, and the on-going costs of each donation had put us off.  Then we learnt of two CHEAP/FREE on-line fundraising …

Get university staff to adopt your charity

admin Marfan Syndrome

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 …

The Pain UK Call to Action

admin Awareness of Pain

Today, on the 14th July 2015, the Chairman of Pain UK delivered 651 letters addressed to each member of Parliament, at the House of Commons. This was done to introduce the MPs to some of the issues that people who live with or in pain deal with on a daily basis. We included the Pain UK Call to Action. The Call to Action is …

VPS Super Workshop: Saturday 9 May 2015

admin Events, Vulval Pain Society

The Vulval Pain Society Super Workshop will be held on Saturday 9 May 2015 in the Lecture theatre, BO1, basement of The Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JLmap Registration is at 9.00 am and the day will end at 4.00 pm. This  event  is  geared  towards  women  with  vulval  pain  and  their partners while  health professionals  are  …