Pain Association Scotland is a national charity that delivers professionally led pain management in the community.

Our service is specifically designed to target those in the community who are affected by Long Term (Chronic Painful) Conditions. We continue to address the non-medical issues which impact on people’s lives. The service is open to anyone regardless of diagnosis, at any time and provides a high quality staff led community based service for people burdened with all forms of chronic pain.


The service is delivered through a growing network of self-management groups throughout Scotland. The groups meet in a variety of urban and rural settings in Hospitals, Community Centres and Health Clinics.

Standard Programme

All activities focus on following a Standard Programme of self management/ pain management topics. Each topic is delivered in a way that makes it possible for individuals to interact and contribute and make sense of pain management.

What do we mean by self-management?

Self-management means you being back in control, not the pain controlling you. The ideas on offer are about becoming a person again rather than a patient.


You do not need a referral from your doctor or other health/ social welfare professional. Simply come along and you will be made to feel welcome.

Please have a look at our website where you can watch our on-line videos and monitor your progress

Our website now works on most popular mobile devices, so whether you have an Android, Blackberry, IPhone, IPad or Table. You can now go to

www.painassociation.com on your mobile device.

It contains information about or local group meetings with links to Google maps as well as audio versions of our informative videos. The full video versions can be viewed on desktop computers and laptops and contains specific information for Chronic Pain Sufferers.

What to expect at a Pain Association Group

What you will find when you walk through the door:-

Your pain will be believed

We do not offer a cure – we do offer the opportunity to learn how to manage your pain

The group offers you the chance to meet others living with chronic pain and to share experiences and strategies.

Any activity is at your own pace because each person’s experience of pain is their own.

For further information, please contact our Head Office on our Freephone number: 0800 7836059.



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Pain Association Scotland is a unique organisation that has pioneered the development and delivery of self-management training for burdened with Chronic Pain.

Pain Association’s service is specifically designed to target those in the community who are affected by Long Term (Chronic Painful) Conditions. We continue to address the non-medical issues, in particular the disabling effects of Chronic Pain which impact on people’s lives.

We aim to improve the quality of life for chronic pain sufferers by supporting and empowering them to live independently in the community. The focus is to introduce people to, and quickly build self-management skills, thereby creating practical, positive change leading to an improved quality of life and well-being.

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