Chronic Pain Ireland CLG

We are a national organisation providing information & support services to people living with chronic pain. We work with all stakeholders, people with chronic pain, families, carers, health professionals, students, researchers etc. We engage with academic institutions focusing on patient centric research for people living with chronic pain. Projects we are involved in: investigating various themes within chronic pain i.e. exercise; sleep; music therapy; injustice & stigma. Raising awareness, advocacy, education self-management.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Education and training
  • Health services and health promotion
  • Mental health
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Professional or sector representative body
  • Services for older people
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Social inclusion


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • Digitalization
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Research
  • Scientific innovation
  • Technological innovation

EU Project Experience

No experience

This organisation is new to EU funding and will be supported by the Access Europe team.

EU Funding Goals

For the first two years, we want to participate as a partner in projects that may help people who live with chronic pain and their families.

Initially, we plan to focus on expanding our current network of research partners in universities in Ireland to establish a Europe-wide network.


  • Over our 30-year history, Chronic Pain Ireland have been part of 16 Irish Research initiatives, collaborations and partnerships.
  • Highly engaged community with 32,000 people living with chronic pain and high participation rate amongst members and current research partners.
  • Extensive experience in national awareness and educational campaigns, campaigning with Irish Pain Society saw chronic pain become a medical specialty in 2015, steering group for European Change Pain campaign and website, member of Societal Impact of Pain and working to set up the Irish chapter, ongoing partnerships with national researchers (current projects include chronic pain and stigma, ComExPain – development of community exercise programme for chronic musculoskeletal pain) and are keen to partner on European initiatives and research.
  • We represent all living with chronic pain in Ireland, can demonstrate significant knowledge and experience.


Contact Name:

Christina Donnelly

Job Title:

National Coordinator

Email Address:
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