Welcome to Arthur’s Place. We’re so glad you’re here!
Arthur’s Place is an award-winning, co-created, digital health and wellness resource for young adults aged 18-35 years with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and related conditions.
Our mission is to help you thrive in life, develop the confidence to be pro-active in your own care, and to relieve worry and isolation through shared stories, information and community. This has been our mission since launching in 2013, and it has never been more justified than now, due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people.
Arthur’s Place creates its content and services with the young adults it serves and hosts them in the digital spaces that you inhabit. Each week, 5000 acts of engagement occur between us and a young adult in need, across our website, peer support group, podcast series, Zoom events, YouTube and social media channels.
We represent Europe’s largest gathering of young adults with these conditions in one space, we believe, with over 1500 of you, from around the world, connecting and supporting each other in our social group, Arthur’s Place Social. We are considered an example of best practice, and numerous rheumatology consultants across the UK, plus Versus Arthritis, routinely signpost to us, and Versus Arthritis tell us ” you are what young people want”.
Here on the website you’ll find facts about arthritis, helpful tips and tools for dealing with everyday life, our exclusive Arthur’s Wellness Kits and Guides for when a little extra help is needed, over 150 real life stories to comfort and inspire you and our first local kit, Arthur’s Of Newcastle.
We believe in supporting both your physical and emotional wellness, and we’re posting new content all of the time, so make sure you sign up to our email alerts to keep updated.
Meanwhile, over on Facebook you’ll find Arthur’s Place Social, our friendly peer support group, ready and waiting to welcome you in. Our members happen to be very lovely! If Facebook isn’t your thing (though it’s worth it just to join our group!), this is us on Twitter, and here we are on Instagram.
Whatever stage you are at in your arthritis journey, whether you are newly diagnosed or you have years of experience already, you are not alone at Arthur’s Place. Think of us as your favourite cafe, the one that does the best latte, the one you pop into to meet friends, the one that keeps you warm and dry on rainy days, and the one with the cute barista ;-).
Lots of our articles, videos and photographs have been created by young adults, like yourself, living with arthritis. I know they’ll inspire you as much as they do me.
A big warm, welcome hug to you,
Rheumatology Nurse Specialist & Arthur’s Place Founder
Arthur’s Place would like to thank UCB, Roche, Pfizer, Novartis and Versus Arthritis for providing educational grants to support Arthur’s Place. These organisations have no influence on our content or services. If you, or the company / funding body you represent, would like to support Arthur’s Place please don’t hesitate to contact me at [andrea at arthurs place dot co dot uk].