Mates4Mates Persistent Pain Program

  • Are you a veteran impacted by their service who is living with chronic pain?
  • Do you want to self-manage your pain through exercise and wellbeing?
  • Are you wanting to become more educated around your pain?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then our Persistent Pain Program might be for you.

What is the Persistent Pain Program?

Developed by Mates4Mates, the Persistent Pain Program is designed by our clinicians to help veterans gain a better understanding and greater confidence in managing their persistent pain.

The program will provide veterans with an understanding of the impacts that pain can have on their physical and psychological wellbeing and strategies they can implement to manage their pain.

Plus, learn how to increase functional capacity with exercise and how to implement strategies to increase overall quality of life.

Upcoming Programs

Brisbane

Our next program will run in person at Mates4Mates Brisbane located within the RSL Queensland Veteran & Family Wellbeing Centre in Stafford every Thursday for 5-weeks, starting 4 July to 1 August 2024, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The topics covered in this session include:

•  Neuroscience of pain
•  Biopsychosocial model approach to pain
•  How to manage stress
•  Understanding your pain and barriers to PA
•  How to improve sleep to improve pain
•  Flare up planning and management
•  Exercise modifications
•  How addictions influence pain
•  Ability to complete things we enjoy

Townsville

Our next program will run in person at the Mates4Mates Townsville Centre, every Thursday for 5-weeks starting 25 July to 22 August 2024, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The topics covered in this session include:

  Neuroscience of pain
  Biopsychosocial model approach to pain
•  How to manage stress
  Understanding your pain and barriers to PA
  How to improve sleep to improve pain
•  Flare up planning and management
  Exercise modifications
  How addictions influence pain
•  Ability to complete things we enjoy

Veterans who are interested in participating in the Persistent Pain Program will need to undertake an expression of interest (EOI) process. This EOI includes a clinical screening to ensure this program is suitable for you. 

Expressions of interest for this program will open on Monday, 27 MayIf you are interested in upcoming programs, please don't hesitate to contact programs@mates4mates.org.

Places in the program are available to veterans and family members registered with Mates4Mates. If you are not a Mates4Mates member and would like to take part, simply complete the Mates4Mates new client form online and our team will be in touch soon.