Information for people affected by Chronic Pain

What is chronic pain?

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 chronic pain so learning self-management techniques can help people to live well with pain.

About Grampian Pain Support

Grampian Pain Support (GPS) is a self-help group, set up to help both people with pain and their relatives/carers to support each other to live well with pain. This can be done through helping them to understand their chronic pain and move forward with their lives, thereby improving their quality of life.  

How can the GPS group help me?

GPS is jointly run by people affected by chronic pain and people working in the field of chronic 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 chronic 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 chronic pain. There will also be the opportunity to join in with helpful active movements and  mindfulness/relaxation.

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

Where is GPS held?

The meetings of the GPS are held within the centre of Aberdeen at the new Aberdeen Community Health and Social Care Village, Frederick Street 
on the first Friday of every month, 12-2pm where we will have a talk on a topic relevant to chronic pain as well as some time for group support and relaxation.  
Also on the third Wednesday of every month we meet at the Foresterhill Suttie Centre 2-4pm, this meeting is less formal and gives members a chance to chat in a more relaxed setting. We usually end by spending some time listening to a relaxation CD or something similar. 



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