Daily Living and Families

There's lots of information for families and young people who are affected by JIA. Click on the links below to find more resources.

How to search on the internet safely

Tips on how to safely browse onine

Anti-Inflammatory diet tips

You don’t have to follow any anti-inflammatory (AI) diet perfectly to make a big impact.

Sunscreen for children and young people

Check out our tips on sun protection for children and young people

Why does Pain affect your mood and sometimes lead to depression?

Written by our Youth and Family Services Manager at JIA-at-NRAS

Parents tips on Methotrexate and sickness

Parents share their tips on how to help children overcome their feelings of sickness and nausea relating to their Methotrexate medication

Growing evidence for the importance of a healthy gut in JIA

Information on gut bacteria in healthy children and children with JIA

Does Mindfulness really have to be such hard work?

Written by Lyn O'Donnell - The Mindful Delinquent 

Looking after yourself and why it's important

Tips on how to put yourself first sometimes

What makes a Paediatric Rheumatology Nurse so special?

Written by our Youth and Family Services Manager at JIA-at-NRAS


Pain and resistive underwater exercise

Take a look at some underwater exercises your child can do to help with their JIA

Keeping the cost of school uniform down

Tips on how to save money on costly school uniform  

Flaring in JIA

Taken from JIA Explained, 2016

Ways to make water more interesting

By Anne Gilbert (Youth and Family Services Manager)

Diet and JIA 

By Ms Debbie Lewis (Registered Nutritional Therapist)

Last reviewed: 11/11/2019


Articles from other organisations

Helping Kids Fight Fatigue - by Arthritis Foundation (USA)

You,Your Child & Arthritis - by The Arthritis Society (Canada)

When your child has arthritis - by Arthritis Research UK (ARUK)