Support Kids in Pain (SKiP)

About Us

SKIP is Australia’s first and only Not-For-Profit organization to offer a free community-based pain management service to children and families coping with chronic pain. Our mission is to provide children with the skills and knowledge to overcome persistent pain. 

We provide support and education for children and their families, and professional inservice training for allied health professionals and general practitioners. Our multi-disciplinary approach to pain management has been developed based on the best evidence-based practice overseas and is leading the way in paediatric pain management in Australia.

Our services

SKiP offers a range of community-based services, including a comprehensive pain management education program, one-off assessment and refresher days, as well as an outreach service for families in regional areas of Queensland. 

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Meet the team

Our team is committed to ensuring the best health outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic pain. Overseen by Queensland's only paediatric pain specialist, Dr Kathleen Cooke, our allied health team includes psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, art and relaxation practitioners. 

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Resources

Accessing quality information is an important part of understanding and managing chronic pain. The SKiP team have put together some resources that you may find helpful. You can also sign up to our blog to receive updates on the latest information.

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