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The impacts of chronic pain on wellbeing

Join us for a discussion on how chronic pain can impact your wellbeing. This is designed for individuals who are impacted by mitochondrial disease (mito). Kim Allgood will lead the conversation. She is a dedicated advocate for mental health and wellbeing. Together we will learn how chronic pain affects daily life and practical ways to improve your wellness. The discussion will also offer support for navigating life with chronic pain.

Meet your hosts

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Kim Allgood

Kim Allgood is the president of the Purple Bucket Foundation and a dedicated advocate for mental health and wellbeing. She specialises in supporting individuals and families affected by chronic illness. Kim has a compassionate approach grounded in her personal journey. She offers expertise in holistic health and community support. She’s committed to empowering others to thrive despite life’s challenges.

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Laura barker

Laura is a Peer Support Coordinator in Mito Foundation’s Support Services team. She was diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy in 2016. She understands the importance of community and works to create a sense of belonging for the people impacted by mito. She also works to improve understanding of mito.

Event information


Wed 14 Aug 2024

Start Time

12:00 pm AEST

End Time

1:00 pm AEST

Below are the start times based on State/Territory:
QLD, ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC: 12:00 pm
SA, NT: 11:30 am
WA: 10:00 am

Joining an online event

Our online events are held via Zoom. Please read our Mito Connect event guidelines for more information on accessing Zoom. If you require assistance to attend our events please get in touch. Contact us at supportservices@mito.org.au, and we will be happy to help.

Links and Resources

Understanding and managing pain

Professor Toby Newton-John is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and a practising Clinical Psychologist. In this video, Professor Newton-John discusses why we feel pain, the impacts of chronic pain, and the importance of pain management in maintaining quality of life.

MindSport Online Pain Course

Free online pain course for all adults over 18 years old.

Event guidelines

Please follow these guidelines to ensure that all participants get the most out of Mito Foundation's online events.


Mito Foundation events bring together people impacted by mito. We welcome you to join us at any of our upcoming events.