PainWISE Community Pain Support Initiative!

Empowering individuals with persistent pain

Helping you to conquer your pain

Our Vision

The PainWISE Community Pain Support initiative, aims to plant and grow much needed  multidisciplinary, compassion based pain support programs in regional and rural communities in Australia.

Evidence based Self-management pain programs

 The Conquer Your Pain program is an evidence based holistic, sensory-based pain program that helps you to identify the contributing factors to your pain, learn tools and skills to problem solve, cope and manage your pain better and make sense of the pain experience!  The program is in accordance with the recommendations of the International Association of the Study of Pain.  Come on board and join a community of compassionate clinicians and peers who are on this journey together with you!! 

For 9 years till today, we have been running these localised programs and for 3 years the program was rigorously evaluated. It is so exciting that we can now bring this program online for greater accessibility. Read the evidence here.

In Person Classes

Living with chronic pain can be very isolating! Reducing social isolation and learning helpful tools can really improve one’s quality of life and reduce the pain experience!

Come and experience our Supportive, Gentle, Settling sensory movement sessions each week, followed with a good yarn over a cuppa!

The movement sessions are suitable for ALL adult age groups (18 years and above) and pain conditions as it is focused on the power of breathing, gentle movements that help to settle pain and do all this within a safe and positive environment to reduce pain sensitivities – everything our bodies love to do no matter the pain condition! These sessions are not a replacement of your prescribed movements that you may already have from your physiotherapist, GP or exercise physiologist. They will simply enhance what you are already doing with them.

Don’t sit at home alone, come and learn the tools and you will be able to use it daily!

Our groups will be facilitated by a trained movement instructor.

You are not alone ! Let’s CONQUER together!

What to expect at each session:

When you arrive, you will be greeted by a friendly PainWISE team member. In the first 45-60 minutes, our movement instructor will bring you through a sensory movement program and nurture, calm and rejuvenate your nervous system. You will experience different movement techniques over the different weeks. At any stage of the program you can request a heat wrap should you require. We will finish off with a nourishing herbal tea of the day.

Thereafter, please stay on for a cup of tea or coffee that will be supplied. There will not be food supplied, please supply your own snacks. When we have a cuppa together this is where we can get to know each other, get to share tips and tricks with each other and gift each other with positive words!

On occasions our clinical pain facilitator will come and host a discussion on a topic from our Conquer Your Pain program.

Session time:

10am to 11.00am every Wednesday for the movement session and 11.00am to 12noon for a cuppa and social support

Session dates:

Wednesday each week (Book in below to see session dates)

location details:

Mackay Location: Jubilee Community Centre (Mackay City) – Map Link

Address : 258 Alfred St, Mackay QLD 4740

Sarina Location: Sarina Bowls Club – Map Link

Address : 1 Patroyce Court, Sarina QLD 4373

What to bring: Chairs will supplied. Please bring your own drinking water, towel and pillow for your own comfort.

What to wear: Wear loose or comfortable clothing appropriate for movement

All movement programs are facilitated by our trained PainWISE instructors who are accredited within their own movement disciplines.

Please also join the PainWISE Community Pain Support Facebook page to join up for more pain community news and updates for any weekly class changes!


At each session we observe the COVID rules as per the current state laws. A check in process will be required as per the current QLD Health rules. Please bring your mobile phones or we can sign in manually. Should sessions need to be cancelled we will advise this on our Facebook page. 

Join the Online Conquer Your Pain program

When you’re not in the area for one of our classes, join us online. Or do both the online and in person programs! We have a great community of participants. Share your thoughts in online discussions and take our PainWISE Conquer Your Pain online course.

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Join us online or at our weekly movement and support group sessions:

Live Group Session with a trained PainWISE movement facilitator

$ 5 Per Session
  • Find out more on dates and
    times by clicking below.

Annual ONLINE access
to the Conquer Your Pain program

$ 45
Per Year
  • Evidence based online self-management pain program that will give you unique tools to reduce pain and improve function using mind-body based medicine approaches to regain your quality of life.

Annual Membership – Weekly live group and online access

$ 99 Per Year
  • Join within your first
    3 visits for
    just $49.50
    Contact us for a Coupon Code

    Attend our live weekly group program in specific regional areas and access our evidence based online self-management pain program that will give you unique tools to reduce pain and improve function using mind-body based medicine approaches to regain your quality of life.

Enjoy annual membership benefits

  1. Unlimited access to the live weekly movement and support session (available at selected regional locations)
  2. Access to the Signature PainWISE online ‘Conquer Your Pain’ Program
  3. Access to the PainWISE Bonus Materials, where you will receive bonus resources, such as our pain relieving yoga program, moving with ease program and recipes for pain and inflammation and much more!
  4. Access to unique tools to conquer your pain and change your pain experience
  5. Ask a clinical team member any medication question you may have via our online discussion portal
  6. Access local clinical navigation through appointment based consultations with our Pain Coach or Clinical Consultants (fees apply).
  7. Access local discounts from partnering Sponsors (offers may change)

Meet the PainWISE Team

Joyce McSwan – Founder and Managing Director

Joyce McSwan

Helen Pini – Administration

Helen Pini

Jodie Connolly – Movement Facilitator

Jodie Connolly

Vicki Hunt – Movement Facilitator

Vicki Hunt

Sharon May – Clinical Facilitator

Sharon May

Karalyn Huxhagen

Therese Lambert

How you can help!

Your help will enable us to offer this service and plant new initiatives. 100% of funds received will go towards this initiative. We have an open book policy to maintain full transparency of funds donated.

Seniors at exercise

Thank you to our wonderful partners for their collaboration!


The Chronic Pain Couple

Members receive 15% off all products. Discount code: PAINWISE15PLEASE


Members receive 10% off all products. Discount code: PWISE-SYMBYX-10

T & C Pharmacy


Terry White
Rural View

FlexEze – Heat
Wrap Therapy