- Still's diseaseLancashire
Bev talks about her experience of living with arthritis and what's still left to do on her bucket list.
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritisSheffield
Collette was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis when she was 3 and talks about how it has changed her life and how she would like to see more awareness of the condition.
- Ankylosing spondylitisBristol
Now 37, Rowena started getting stiffness in her back in her teens. But she was generally fit and active, doing photography and helping out at horse shows. The stiffness got steadily worse, and in the year before she was diagnosed, the pain was unbearable.
- Rheumatoid arthritisChorley, Lancashire
Jacky, now in her fifties, was 32 when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. With three children, she felt very alone. She was introduced to our Champions mentoring programme which helped her look towards the future after her diagnosis.
- OsteoarthritisLlanelli, Wales
John, 66, was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. At its worst, John’s arthritis made him wary of leaving the house. John feels that he has benefited so much from Arthritis Care that he wanted to “put something back".
- Juvenile arthritisBelfast
Caitriona's diagnosis of juvenile arthritis came as a great shock making the thought of teenage life very daunting. Meeting other young people like herself at an Arthritis Care meant she no longer felt alone and gave her the chance to speak out.
Dolly was diagnosed with osteoarthritis at 19. She now uses her experience to help others in a similar position to live well with their arthritis.
- JIA - Psoriatic arthritis and hypermobilityGlasgow
Rachel shares her experience of going on a Joint Creativity session and meeting other young people volunteers who have arthritis.
- Rheumatoid arthritisGlasgow
Gill Meens is Arthritis Care’s Interim Manager of Young People and Families Services in Scotland. Gill brings a unique perspective to her work because she has rheumatoid arthritis, she started experiencing pain and stiffness when she was 18.
- Ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and previously juvenile idiopathic arthritisDundee
Jay found comfort in art during the early years of living with arthritis. Jay is now a volunteer and one of the brains behind Joint Creativity, a new initiative that helps 10 to 16 year olds explore what arthritis mean to them through art.
- Psoriatic arthritisBirmingham
Rob's determination and love of sport has been crucial to his recovery with psoriatic arthritis. He knows how hard it is which is why he believes Arthritis Care is important. People need someone to turn to for information and support.
- Rheumatoid arthritisUK
Beth is a 33 year old mother with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Find out more about her story by watching this video: