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.

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 persistent pain and move forward with their lives, thereby improving their quality of life. The group is run by a committee of volunteers who are all living with persistent pain

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.

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!