Useful links

The following sites are a great source of further support or information for families and young people.

British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR)

British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology is a specialist forum for Adolescent Rheumatology professionals - BSPAR

Children's Chronic Arthritis Association (CCAA)

The CCAA offer practical help and support and various educational and recreational opportunities for children with JIA.

Arthritis Care information for Young people

Aims to equip families of kids with arthritis with research based information about how to live with arthritis

Scottish Network for arthritis in children (SNAC)

The SNAC provide a support network in Scotland for children with arthritis and their families, offering information and support.

Kids like Us

Supporting children, young people and families affected by juvenile arthritis within the West Midlands

Arthur's place

Supporting young people with arthritis.

Printo UK

Provides information on paediatric, rheumatic diseases.

Contact a Family

Support and advice to parents of children with a serious disability.

ARUK guide for teenagers with arthritis

A guide for people aged 13 - 20 with arthritis

Strongbones

Set up to help children with bone conditions

The Sick Children's Trust

To support and promote sick childrens’ recovery

Psoriasis Association

Psoriasis  - dealing with it!

Olivia’s Vision

Offers information and support on uveitis

Uveitis Information Group (UIG)

Offers information and support for patients with uveitis

Home-Start

Provide support and friendship for families.

Arthritis Kids Unite

A group for young people with JIA in County Durham, set up by Jordy who has JIA. For up to date information on meetings, click on the link above and join their group.

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Matters (PMM) 

The PMM team is led by Professor Helen Foster as a collaboration between Newcastle University and Northumbria University. For more information, visit their website by clicking on the title.

Medical Conditions At School 

Did you know that schools in England have a duty to support children with medical conditions? The Health Conditions in Schools Alliance is made up of 35 organisations representing over 1.1 million children living with over 20 medical conditions. They work collaboratively to ensure children with medical conditions get the support they need at school.

Your Rheum

A group for 11 to 24 year olds across the UK with diagnosed rheumatic conditions to advise, input and shape current adolescent and young adult rheumatology research.

Feeling Better Programme

An interactive, online cognitive behaviour therapy programme specially designed to help school age children with chronic pain and their care-givers. The aim of the programme is to help children learn new ways to cope with pain so they can be more active and enjoy life. It consists of 9 free online sessions which approximately take 30 minutes to complete. Children can complete one session per week over 9 weeks. The programme also features a complimentary section for parents or care-givers and can be completed from the comfort of home with guidance from an 'online coach'.