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Other useful links
Australian Pain Management Association
The Australian Pain Management Association has a number of resources about pain, its management, help for carers, children and young people with pain. An online shop selling many books about managing and coping with pain along with a pain helpline is maintained by the association.
Helpline: 1300 340 357 (7am – 7pm)
Australian Pain Society
The Australian Pain Society is a not-for-profit multi-disciplinary organisation aiming to relieve pain and related suffering through advocacy, leadership, education and research. A pain facility directory of services and contact details for other community organisations catering to people with specific conditions is maintained, along with other resources and publications for consumers.
Chronic Pain Australia
Run by a group of volunteers, including people in pain, researchers, health professionals and advocates who towards de-stigmatising chronic pain and providing high quality user-friendly research based information and support. Includes webinars, e-bulletins and a 24/7 support forum.
The Gottman Institute has a range of relationship help, marriage, family and parenting resources available for purchase and for free, including books, DVDs, training and workshops.
Painaustralia is a national not-for-profit body established to improve the treatment and management of pain in Australia. They work with governments, consumers and healthcare professionals to ensure Australians have better access to pain management services. People suffering from pain can access information about self-management, getting help, personal stories, Australian pain clinics and research trials.
Kaethe Weingarten, PH.D., has authored a number of short articles on depression, anxiety, grief and chronic illness as well as other psychological issues sufferers and carers of those with chronic illness or pain may experience.
Toni Bernhard has written three books on the topics of chronic illness, chronic pain, joy and sorrow with practical advice and exercises based on her experience and personal journey living with a chronic illness. She also maintains a blog on the topic, Turning Straw Into Gold, hosted on Psychology Today.
Child Illness and Resilience Programs – CHiRP
CHiRP is an evidence-based mental health promotion and illness prevention program for families and carers of children and young people living with an illness in Australia. CHiRP is an initiative of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health (HIMH) based in Newcastle and is supported by a growing body of literature.