What is Persistent Pain?

Persistent pain (sometimes referred to as chronic pain) is pain that has lasted for more than 3 months and affects many people in the UK.  It can have a huge effect on people’s lives, causing disability, sadness and frustration. Often there is no cure for persistent pain so learning self-management techniques can help people to live well with pain.

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About Grampian Pain Support

GPS has been supporting people with persistent pain since 2014. Our membership includes people from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and one or two from further afield.  As well as our support group meetings we have occasional social events or outings that many members enjoy. We also have available for members to borrow a stock of books, CD’s and small gadgets relevant to those living with persistent pain.

How can the GPS group help me?

GPS is run by people affected by persistent pain with support from people working in the field of persistent pain. This group can help you feel less alone and isolated. You will be able to receive and give support helping you live well with your pain. The group will also help you to learn more about the supported self-management of persistent pain.

What happens at the meetings?

The meetings of GPS are informal, there are talks and relevant discussions, as well as a chance to just be amongst other people who know what it is like to live with persistent pain. There will also be the opportunity to join in with helpful active movements and some mindfulness/relaxation.

Our message to people is please don’t suffer in silence, come along and join us!

Upcoming Talks

Date 2020 Speaker/Activity
February 7th Mindfulness Meditation with Venerable Sujan or David Briggs  
March 6th     Community Occupational Therapist- Hillilands Independent Living Centre with Lesley McDonald
April 3rd     Sport Aberdeen- Active Lifestyles with Andrinne Craig
May 1st     Care and Repair Service with Karen Milne
June 5th     Medication/ Pharmacy with Marie-Clare McLeod
July 3rd     Chair Based Yoga with Avril Richer
August 7th     The Alexander Technique with Nicola Apel/Guide Dogs with Els McHaffie
September 4th     Meditation and Hypnotherapy with Emma Armes
October 2nd     CBD and Holistic Medicine with Rebecca Napier
November 6th     Speaker from the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy
Centre including hyberbaric treatment
December 1st     Christmas Get Together