Around 450,000 in the north of Ireland live with long-term, persistent pain. Our Pain Support Programmes are designed to improve the mental health of those who suffer from pain, enhance their social inclusion, facilitate routine gentle movement, encourage people to own their pain while advocating caution and self-care with regard to using pain medication.

Members of the HLCA Pain Support Steering Group are Tony DohertyHLC Alliance, Natasha BrennanLorag HLC, Dr Christine McMasterPublic Health Agency, Dr Pamela BellChair NI Pain Forum, Prof Kevin VowlesQueens Psychology, Dr Patrick McAleaveyPublic Health Agency, Anne-Marie GroomPharmacy Advisor HSCB and Deborah McCordCommissioning HSCB.