Suomen Kipu ry
President name: Virpi Paasisalo
Vice President name: Liisa Sahi
Secretary: office services
Treasurer: Anu Wickholm
Members: Outi Elo, Roosa Eskonsalo, Anna Giss, Arto Hannolin, Heidi Kellokoski, Jani Köykkä, Satu Marjanen
Board members: Arto Hannolin, Heidi Kellokoski, Jani Köykkä, Satu Marjanen
Deputy board members: Kirsti Marjaana Räsänen, Ritva Johansson
Delegate for International Affairs: Liisa Jutila (not a board member)
Suomen Kipu ry (The Finnish Pain Association) was founded in 1991 (reg. -92) when a group of pain related people recognised a need for an association for people living with chronic pain.
The association aims are to act as an advocate for the people with chronic pain, promote pain research, treatment, and rehabilitation, inform various issues related to chronic pain, and develop peer-to-peer group activity together with public healthcare.
The Finnish Pain Association offers a possibility for the chronic pain patients and their families to participate in various happenings e.g. lectures and training events as well as by supplying literature and other pain-related material. The goal is to respond the members lack of social network and missed opportunities for active life by arranging peer groups nationwide, regional happenings, as well as having peer-to-peer support phone and e-mail system.
The Finnish Pain Association is a non-profit organization.
Our aim is to improve the conditions of people living with chronic pain by
increasing the knowledge of pain and its impact on everyday life. The Finnish Pain aspires to develop cooperation with home, work, environment, politicians and especially with healthcare organizations. Important elements are information, skills and a willingness to help.
The Finnish Pain Association is to determined to abolish the barriers of people living with chronic pain and to able them to live as normal and full life as possible. We can achieve this together with healthcare professionals, authorities, politicians, associations, and foundations by improving social security, medical treatment, rehabilitation and other services for pain patients.
To increase people’s knowledge, decrease the stigma and generally advance the issue of chronic pain.