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Young people and arthritis

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  • A group of friends in a coffee shop

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

    Find out about growing up with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

  • A yoga class taking place

    How can I help myself?

    There are many things you can do to help yourself when you have arthritis, like eating heathily, exercising and getting a good night's sleep.

  • Friends enjoying a walk in the countryside

    Living with arthritis

    Living with arthritis when you're young can be difficult, but our information can help with some of the issues you might face.

  • A father helping his daughter do homework

    Information for parents

    If your child is diagnosed with arthritis it can be extremely upsetting and worrying. As a parent, there's a lot you can do to support your child, including helping them to eat healthily, exercise and get on well at school.

  • A teacher helping young pupils with school work

    Information for teachers

    Arthritis can affect many areas of life, including education. But there's a lot that schools can do to help young people with arthritis.


0800 5200 520

Our new helpline: Call us for free information, help and advice on your type of arthritis. Open Mon–Fri 9am–8pm.

All calls are recorded for training and quality purposes

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Our new Arthritis Virtual Assistant uses artificial intelligence to answer your arthritis related questions 24/7.

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