Pain Concern

Pain Concern

Pain Concern provide information and support to people with pain and those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals.

Our Airing Pain radio programme, available online and on CD, features the experiences of those managing their everyday pain and interviews with top, internationally-recognised experts.

Our magazine Pain Matters, available in digital and print editions, contains news, features and comment on topics including self-management techniques, research into pain treatments and personal experiences of living with pain.

We run a helpline staffed by trained volunteers, providing information, support, or just a listening ear to people wanting to talk about their own pain or that of a family member or friend. A free information pack on how to manage pain is available. The Pain Concern online community on HealthUnlocked provides its members with a forum to share experiences.

Pain Concern conducts research providing insight into the state of pain management services and the experiences of people in pain. This contributes to our policy and campaigning work to raise awareness about pain and improve service provision.

For a free trial subscription to the digital edition of Pain Matters send an email with your first name and surname and ‘Pain UK’ as the subject to

  • Mission

    We aim to help and support those who live with pain and those who care for and about them.

    We aim to give high quality information about pain using a variety of accessible media tools.

    We aim to work with other organisations to influence policy in ways that will improve the lives of those living with pain.

    In this booklet, Liz Macleod brings together a lifetime’s experience in helping people understand and manage their pain. Her practical approach gives encouragement to everyone who wants advice and support on living with pain.


    • Understanding Your Pain
    • Good days and bad days
    • Exercise
    • Improving your posture
    • Flare-up planning
    • Keeping flare-ups at bay

    Read it here.

    Visit our website to read more information about managing pain.


    Listen to our online sampler to find out more about Airing Pain.

Contact Pain Concern

Contact details for our office, helpline, Airing Pain, Pain Matters magazine and media team. We would love to hear from you.

Pain Concern,
Unit 1-3,
62-66 Newcraighall Road,
Fort Kinnaird,
EH15 3HS

Telephone (Office): 0131 669 5951

Helpline: 0300 123 0789 (limited availability)
Open from 10am-4pm on weekdays.
Helpline email:

To make a suggestion for a topic to be covered in Airing Pain, email

Write with your pain management queries to our columnist Pete Moore:

To submit comments to Pain Matters magazine, email


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