Support and Advocacy
Call APMA's Pain Link on 1300 340 357
"Waking up every morning in pain can be overwhelming... thanks for helping"
We do not want you incurring unwanted expense by calling a 1300 number from a mobile. For this reason, APMA has moved to a call back service. Leave a message and one of our trained peer coaches will return your call. When calling from a Private number, APMA cannot access it, so always leave your number so we can get back to you.
The Pain Link helpline offers a lifeline to individuals distressed by living with unrelieved pain and its impacts. Our volunteers clarify issues, assist with action planning, provide practical tips, refer to appropriate services and most importantly listen to your needs to ameliorate the impacts causing the greatest distress to you.
Pain Link is one of the few ways that Australians in regional and rural areas, or who are house bound, can be supported by peer guides who have become adept at managing their own pain and have the skills to pass on this knowledge to others.
Our Pain Link guides also deliver ongoing health coaching for an increasing number of callers who require this rolling assistance.
Currently, many organisations including Drug Arm, emergency departments, pain management services, Lifeline, GP’s and other health professionals, refer clients to Pain Link.
National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards
Helping people make an informed choice about digital mental health resources.
Supportive resources for the second edition of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights.
Together we are a unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention.
Disability advocacy is acting, speaking or writing to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with disability.
While there are other advocacy groups, and certainly some in areas not mentioned here, these are the groups who have given us permission to publish their links on our website. A full printable list is available.
Disability Advocacy Organisations
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) - wwda.org.au
New South Wales
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC) - adec.org.au
Assert 4 All (A4All) (formerly Barwon disability Resource Council) - bdrc.org.au
Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc. (DDLS) - ddls.org.au
Rights information & Advocacy Centre Inc. (RIAC) - riac.org.au
Southern Disability Advocacy - southernda.org.au