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Come in, get comfy and have a cuppa with us. We know sometimes you just need a friend, a hug, and time to care for the ‘you’ inside. We understand that arthritis affects lives in ways beyond the physical; it can hurt your emotions, your self-esteem and cause worries too. This section is a hug in words, seeking to help.

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How to cope with post-diagnosis blues

Clinical psychologist Dr Caroline Stokes suggests ways to stay upbeat in that tricky post-diagnosis period

How to spot a good friend

Brilliant friends are a godsend if you have arthritis. Here are the tell-tale signs that your friends are awesome

When to tell your date you have arthritis

There’s no shame in having arthritis, but some times might be better than others to share the news!

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A brief introduction to mindfulness

Mindfulness has been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety and even pain. What’s more, anyone can do it, anywhere.

Afraid to talk honestly about how arthritis really makes you feel? Here’s help to beat the fear

Everyone struggles to express themselves sometimes. As human beings, we all want to be accepted, and we fear that drawing attention to something different about ourselves might end in rejection.…

Chronic Pain and Sex

Let's talk about sex baby. Let's talk about you and me. No, for real, let's talk about sex. There's an estimated 12 million people (couples) who deal with chronic pain…

Uplifting songs for rubbish days

A bunch of professional music nerds have compiled a playlist to soothe you on difficult days

Summer’s here and I’m taking on the body shamers!

When you no longer care what others think the world opens up a heap more fashion options!

Is arthritis killing your sex life? Here’s how to enjoy lovemaking again

Is your arthritis killing your sex life? Here’s how to start enjoying lovemaking again

How to build up your body confidence

Just want to hide your body away? Here’s how to get your body confidence back

“Actually, I do have some questions…”

Newly diagnosed? Here are eight crucial questions to set you on a positive path

Imagine if you could change how you feel about your arthritis. Now start that journey here

Find out about this talking therapy which is helping people kickstart life despite their symptoms

Why it helps to feel in control

There are emotional benefits to feeling on top of your arthritis admin, discovers Collette McColgan

Video 1 – Recognising the struggle

Step one is understanding you don’t need to put life on hold. Hallelujah!

10 ways to prove your love to a partner with arthritis

When it comes to love and romance these thoughtful acts will show how much you care

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