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Turning PAIN into GAIN Program

The Turning Pain into Gain Program is a fully subsidised self management pain program. It presents up to date, evidence based information on how you can live well with persistent pain at our monthly expert education forum.  You will be provided information based on current research and ways of managing pain successfully.
The program is delivered by a specialised healthcare team. Each member has a special interest in persistent pain and will speak on their expert areas. This team includes a pharmacist, GP, physiotherapist, dietician, pain educator, counselor, psychologist and consumer representatives.
You will learn insights from people who are good managers of their persistent pain and receive a monthly newsletter to stay informed of services available to you and relevant information to further your management of persistent pain.

The program for 2018/19 will be held at the Robina Community Centre and Kirra Community Centre. The sessions run monthly for 6 months.

Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre

Corner of Garrick Street and Powell Crescent, Coolangatta QLD
The Gold Coast Primary Health Network: 'Turning PAIN into GAIN' program will run for SIX sessions from 15th October 2018 to 18th March 2019

Robina Library Conference Room

196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina, QLD 4226​
The Gold Coast Primary Health Network: 'Turning PAIN into GAIN' program will run for SIX sessions from 30th January 2019 to 12th June 2019
The program also offers One-On-One clinical service assessment to support and guide both the GP and the patient to the primary healthcare allied health service providers who have an interest and are upskilled in managing persistent pain. Having the right pain team is important to your ongoing care and we will help you to put a sustainable team together from our extensive network of allied health providers.
For those participants who are actively engaged in this program, they are also able to access a small amount of supplementary FREE allied health services. This is will be determined in discussion with your program facilitator. 

GP referrals are required for registration into the pain program.  To avoid disappointment, please do not delay in finding out more about this program by viewing more information here.

If you have any queries, please call the Project Manager, Joyce McSwan, on 0412 327 795 or email:

Suitable for

Those suffering persisting pain which has lasted for more than 3-6 months

Target Groups

  • Chronic Disease

Services Provided

  • Group Based Self-Management Pain Programs
  • Individualised Clinical Case Management
  • Collaboration With Allied Health and Doctors
  • Navigation to Specialised Networks in Persistent Pain

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