2019 - 2020 Edition
Reduce stigma to improve quality of life for brain, mind, and pain patients
Pain Alliance Europe is happy to announce the second edition of the Brain, Mind, and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant with the support of Grünenthal and partner organisations.
Patients, and the people associated with them, will know that there is a need to raise awareness of the social and psychological impact they will experience regarding the various aspects of living with chronic pain or neurological conditions. This second edition of the Brain, Mind, and Pain Grant will look into ways of reducing the stigma associated with these conditions.
The BMP Grant jury will be looking for innovative ideas designing new solutions to meet the need for a more understanding society. They expect the grant submission to be based on knowledge, tolerance and empathy towards brain, mind and pain patients at all possible levels of interaction.
WHO WON THE SECOND EDITION OF THE BMP GRANT?
On June 24th, the winners of the second edition of the Brain, Mind and Pain Grant with the theme “STOP Stigma! Reduce stigma to improve quality of life for brain, mind, and pain patients” were announced in a virtual ceremony.
The Jury has selected the following projects to receive the grant:
- ASpida: Against Stigma pain intervention development Approach (Vasilis Vasiliou, from the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork)
- StigmApp (Yiannis Koumpouros, from the University of West Attica)
- #RompeConElDolor – Breaking stigma on chronic pain in diabetes and other diseases through shared experiences on social media (Irune Elosegui, Federación Española de Diabetes (FEDE))
Below you can find a video of the bmp grant ceremony:
The application period for the second edition ended on the 31st of December 2019. The announcement of the winners was made on the 24th of June 2020.