Pain. Do you get it Rochdale?
A free public seminar for everyone, coming to Middleton on Wednesday 20th July. Plus our Brain Bus Experience visiting Middleton and Rochdale on 7th & 8th July!

Pain. Do you get it Rochdale?

Middleton Popstars Academy

  • Time
    6:30pm - 8pm
  • Date
    Wednesday 20th July

A free public seminar for everyone, coming to Middleton on Wednesday 20th July

Join Professor Cormac Ryan – Community Pain Champion for the Flippin’ Pain campaign – and a panel of pain experts (including people living with persistent pain) for this fun, informative, free and easy to understand public seminar introducing some of the latest, often surprising scientific understanding of pain.

Flippin’ your understanding of pain could be your first step on the journey to recovery.

Where: Middleton Popstars Academy, Pioneer Mill, Morton St, Middleton, Manchester M24 6AN

 

 

Reserve your place

Pain: do you get it?… it’s estimated that between one third and one half of UK adults live with longstanding (a.k.a. chronic or persistent) pain. Recent decades have seen huge increases in the use of scans, medications and surgery in efforts to pinpoint and then reduce pain, but the numbers of people living with persistent pain and their overall health outcomes show no sign of improving. Pain is common, but it’s also complex and misunderstood.

Flippin’ Pain is public health campaign dedicated to changing the way we think about, talk about, and treat persistent pain. Closing the gap between what modern pain scientists know about pain and public understanding. Bringing the science of pain to the people… those who need it most.

Download and share our event poster here

 

Brain Bus Middleton

Middleton Gardens

  • Time
    9am-4pm
  • Date
    Thursday 7th July

The Brain Bus Experience

We believe that experiencing is believing when it comes to pain science. And there’s no better way to learn about something than to see it or feel it for yourself (don’t worry though- we won’t actually cause you pain!). The Brain Bus is our interactive pain science laboratory on wheels. Pop along and take part in one of our experiments, try out an immersive Virtual Reality experience or simply have a chat with one of our pain science experts that make up the Brain Bus team.

There is no need to book a place for our Brain Bus Experience, just come along and learn about the brain’s role in how we perceive pain. We will be in Middleton Gardens, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1AB from 9am to 4pm.

Brain Bus Rochdale

Rochdale

  • Time
    9am-4pm
  • Date
    Friday 8th July

The Brain Bus Experience

We believe that experiencing is believing when it comes to pain science. And there’s no better way to learn about something than to see it or feel it for yourself (don’t worry though- we won’t actually cause you pain!). The Brain Bus is our interactive pain science laboratory on wheels. Pop along and take part in one of our experiments, try out an immersive Virtual Reality experience or simply have a chat with one of our pain science experts that make up the Brain Bus team.

There is no need to book a place for our Brain Bus Experience, just come along and learn about the brain’s role in how we perceive pain. We will be in Rochdale Riverside, Riverside Walk, Rochdale, OL16 1TR from 9am to 4pm.

 

You can register your place for the public seminar by clicking HERE.

Due to the restricted capacity of the venue, please inform us if you can no longer attend so that your place can be reallocated to someone else.

Middleton Popstars Academy is a great local venue with theatre style seating, and we want to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible, so when you sign up, please let us know if you need special access for a wheelchair, mobility scooter or would prefer an aisle seat. Also, feel free to bring along your favourite cushion, neck/back support, blanket, bottled water or whatever will help you relax and feel at home.

These events are completely free and open to anyone – there is no need to reserve a place for the Brain Bus Experience, just turn up! Please do let your family, friends and healthcare professionals know about the events and get them to sign up and come along too. Together we can all gain a better understanding of dealing with persistent pain that may just make life a little easier for everyone…

We're incredibly proud to have worked with and receive support from some fantastic organisations.