Deadline extended for chronic pain consumer group applications

We are seeking people living in Canterbury with a lived experience of chronic pain or people who have been a carer or parent of a person with a lived experience of chronic pain to be part of a consumer group. The consumer group will help develop an integrated model of care to improve access and support for people living with chronic pain in Canterbury. We need a diversity of perspectives, connections, knowledge, and skills so welcome applications from people: 

  • From a range of different age groups
  • From diverse cultural backgrounds, including Māori, Pasifika, and migrant communities
  • With a lived experience of disabilities
  • Who have a lived experience of serious mental illness.

Prospective members should be well-connected to the community, reliable, and able to actively contribute to a group environment and work constructively with others. We expect the group to meet monthly (for approximately 1.5 hours), either in person or online. Members will be compensated for their time as set out in the CCN remuneration policy, available here

Please get in touch with Gareth Frew via email at gareth.frew@ccn.health.nz or on 021 826 101 if you have any questions about the role or the initiative.   
If you would like to express your interest in participating or nominate a peer, please complete the nomination form and return via email to gareth.frew@ccn.health.nz by Friday 19 August 2022.  


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