Regional & Rural Services
We want our Program to be available to those who are not only local to Brisbane, but in regional and rural areas of Queensland and beyond. A number of our recent program groups have been run via Telehealth enabling participants to join us from Rockhampton, Cairns, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Maryborough, Narrabri and other parts of regional NSW. We continue to plan for Telehealth access in the future.
Partnerships with Regional Teams
In 2021, we were able to partner with the North QLD Persistent Pain Management Service / Cairns Team to facilitate a SKiP Program for young people in their area. This served as both training for the health practitioners, and education and support for the clients. Sessions were held face to face for the Cairns participants with input via Telehealth from our Brisbane-based Team.
In 2017, our team conducted outreach trips to the following regional areas:
- Gold Coast (including Northern NSW)
- Sunshine Coast (including Wide Bay, Burnett)
- Townsville (including North QLD, Cairns, Mackay, Central QLD) — as part of this service we conducted a general education session for the general public and an in-service education session for health professionals.
- Toowoomba (including Darling Downs, South-West)
Outreach visits took place over two days. Services included free public education talks on persistent pain management, individual consultations with families, advisory support to health professionals looking after young people with persistent pain and pain support education to school professionals.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to enquire about our outreach services or would like to discuss your needs.