Pain Support Jersey

Run by and for individuals living with persistent pain, Pain Support Jersey is a local charity offering practical help, friendship, and encouragement. Our mission is to guide people experiencing pain and promote understanding within the community.


Pain Support Jersey

We are proud to be fully registered with the Jersey Charity Commission and the Association of Jersey Charities. Our non-profit organisation is governed by a passionate and committed volunteer Committee and managed by our dedicated Charity Administrator and Development Officer.

Our Story

Originally established as ‘Smile’ in 2009, we rebranded to Pain Support Jersey in 2012 to better align with our mission. By 2013, we expanded our services to include indoor exercise sessions. At the start of 2020, in response to our growing community, we relocated to the spacious St Clement’s Parish Hall. Unfortunately, just two months later, COVID-19 interrupted indoor activities! We quickly switched to outdoor sessions in Millbrook Park and continued to provide support to our growing membership. In March 2023, Dr. Karen Kyd joined as our first official Patron, bringing valuable expertise in understanding pain’s impact.

How We Help

Are you experiencing persistent pain? You’re not alone. At Pain Support Jersey, we understand the challenges people living with pain face and are here to help, offering practical support, friendship, and encouragement. We’re more than just a charity, we’re like a big family, providing a welcoming place where people can come together, share experiences, and lift each other up.

Pain Support Jersey provides a variety of activities tailored to help individuals effectively manage persistent pain. Our offerings include gentle exercise, recreational and vocational activities, social events, and educational talks. Some of the activities we offer are craft and chat group, cookery, hydrotherapy, gentle yoga, petanque, sea swimming, singing, technology support, mindfulness, seated exercise, and social events.

Partnership with the Pain Service
Our partnership with the Pain Service is essential to our mission. We work together to provide gentle exercise sessions, recreational and vocational activities led by Pain Specialist Physiotherapists and a Vocational Coordinator. By working together, we ensure that Islanders coping with persistent pain receive the support they need.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone experiencing persistent pain, lasting for more than three months, is welcome to join Pain Support Jersey. This pain can arise from various conditions including arthritis, fibromyalgia, surgery, injuries, and more.

Join Us

Annual membership costs only £25, providing excellent value for access to a range of benefits. Members enjoy free attendance at gentle exercise sessions, recreational and vocational activities, and educational talks. To become a member, you can easily join by emailing or calling us or by visiting one of our sessions and chatting with our friendly team. Your first session is free of charge; simply come along.

Phone: 07797 952165

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