FLIPPIN’ everything you thought you knew about PAIN

A free public seminar for everyone, coming to Skegness on Tues 14th September

Flippin' Pain presents...

FLIPPIN’ everything you thought you knew about PAIN: Skegness

An event for EVERYONE, but especially those affected by persistent or chronic pain.


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.

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.


Panelist bios:

Tracey Benton

Biography to follow.

Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn from Skegness lives with Spina Bifida and arthritis.

Clair Jacobs

Clair is the Physiotherapy Lead at the INPUT NHS Pain Management programme in London. She has specialised in working with people living with persistent pain for over 20 years. She has an interest in narrative approaches, coaching, supporting and training therapists in psychological approaches and is passionate about helping people move toward a richer and more meaningful life with pain.

Dr Deepak Ravindran

Dr Deepak Ravindran is a frontline pain physician with over 20 years of experience working in the community Pain service IPASS in Berkshire and also leads the complex pain service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, UK. He has added qualifications in MSK and Lifestyle Medicine and is a self-confessed trauma informed upstreamist. He is a visiting lecturer and researcher at the University of Reading and is the author of the book ‘The Pain Free Mindset’ – a book for patients and healthcare professionals on the latest advances in Pain Medicine.

Mark Jessop

Mark is a Chiropractor who runs a multidisciplinary clinic with a focus on patient education as part of treatment. He has a special interest in Public Health and pain science and is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors Pain Faculty and the Royal Society for Public Health.


Event details:

When: Tuesday 14th September, 6.00-7.30pm

Where: Pavilion, Tower Gardens, Skegness, Lincolnshire

Sign up: Book your place here


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How to get there:

The event will be held at Tower Gardens, Pavilion, Skegness, 111 Lumley Road, PE25 3LZ. The Pavilion is within the park grounds which are pedestrianised. Our Healthcare Professional Workshop and Brain Bus Experience are all on site.



Limited parking available on Rutland Road. Nearest car park is Scarborough Avenue Car Park (54 Scarborough Avenue, Skegness, PE25 2TB).



For any issues or queries regarding the event, please contact events@flippinpain.co.uk clearly stating which event your query is in relation to. Please note, capacity to respond on the day of the event may be limited.

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