Useful links

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

Arthritis Care information for Young people

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

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.

ARUK guide for teenagers with arthritis

A guide for people aged 13 - 20 with arthritis

Arthur's place

Supporting young people with arthritis.

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.

Contact a Family

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


Provide support and friendship for families.

Imogen's Wish Blog

Read about 3 year old Imogen's journey with JIA. 

Kids like Us

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

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.

Olivia’s Vision

Offers information and support on uveitis.

Panicky Parent 

Informational blog written for families in panic or calm, dealing with kids, sick or well.

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.

Printo UK

Provides information on paediatric, rheumatic diseases.

Psoriasis Association

Psoriasis  - dealing with it!

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.


Set up to help children with bone conditions

The Sick Children's Trust

To support and promote sick childrens’ recovery

Uveitis Information Group (UIG)

Offers information and support for patients with uveitis

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.