About Us

Pain Support ACT and Arthritis ACT


Pain Support ACT (PSACT) was a community organisation assisting Canberra region people living chronic pain, their family and carers, with support, information and advocacy.  Its work took place over several years.

Arthritis ACT is now the key organisation for all people with chronic pain in Canberra and region.  Members of Pain Support ACT have now transferred to Arthritis ACT, which embraces people with any kind of ongoing pain, not just arthritis or musculoskeletal pain.

Within Arthritis ACT, you can access activities similar to those conducted by PSACT ( eg. support and educational talks) as well as a large additional suite of relevant services offered by Arthritis ACT.

For membership and all enquiries, call Arthritis ACT at 62512055.  Also check out this temporary website site until all chronic pain can be transferred into the Arthritis site.

The Vision

The vision of Pain Support ACT has been a society where all people with chronic pain are treated with respect and have timely access to high quality, evidence-based services and community support to help them to improve their health and well-being.

This approach continues to inform the work for people with chronic pain in Arthritis ACT In Canberra.