Students win ‘Pain Reframe Challenge’ set by Royal Berks Hospital

Pictured above from left: Tierney, Ameesha and Alex from winning Team Chronic Pain (TCP); Dr Ravindran; Mrs Stotesbury, Head; Amelie (TCP); Fran; second place in the challenge and Adrian (TCP)

Chronic pain currently affects 30-50% of the population with sufferers experiencing consistent pain on a day-to-day basis.

Dr Ravindran, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, set students a ‘Reframe Pain Challenge’. They were asked to create resources that would help young people to understand pain and how to manage it.

St Joseph’s entered two multi-disclipinary teams into the challenge and we are delighted to announce they achieved 1st and 2nd place out of 20 local school teams that entered.

The Podcast with Team Chronic Pain Explained – First Place

Listen to the podcast on Spotify

Team members:

  • Tierney
  • Alex M
  • Adrian M
  • Ameesha
  • Amelie S
  • Anand J

The artwork by Fran B – Second Place

Fran’s work will be exhibited at RBH and shared online.

Dr Ravindran said:

“I am delighted with how the students have taken away the talk I gave and thought about it deeply and brought it to life in their own way and with so much creativity. All the teams will get certificates of participation, alongside the opportunity for a week of work experience at the Pain Unit during the course of the year.

Both entries from St Joseph’s were outstanding. The work by Fran is simply very inspiring to me on a personal level, to see pain interpreted in that way and the podcast work by the other team was fantastic. I can see a collaboration emerging if the students have any more time and want to give their insights and points of view.

Once again thank you for your enthusiasm in supporting this unique project to improve pain literacy.”


Well done everyone who took part and we look forward to hearing how the placements go.

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