About Us

Pain Support ACT and Arthritis ACT


Pain Support ACT is a part of Arthritis ACT (also known as Build a Better Me).  We work with people in Canberra and surrounding region who are living chronic pain of any type.  We can also assist their family and carers, with support, information and advocacy.

We provide people living with Chronic Pain conditions with all types of support including lower cost allied health supports, various exercise classes that can assist in managing pain, education seminars, support groups, and individualised one on one support.  We regularly have student counsellors available for free counselling and we have an art therapist on staff who can provide a means of exploring your emotional wellbeing through art.  This is often less confronting for people than simply talking to a counsellor.

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.