Arthritis can have a significant impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing, in addition to physical symptoms such as joint damage and pain.
This National Arthritis Week we are highlighting the effect that the condition has on mental health. Detailed below is a series of events which take place across the week. These are all available online and are free-of-charge. All events will be available to view on our website and social media channels going forward.
National Arthritis Week is supported by Novartis.
Mindfulness teacher, Susan Barrett, offers an introduction to mindfulness for people with arthritis.
Dr Jennifer Wilson-O’Raghallaigh, principal clinical psychologist at Beaumont Hospital, in conversation with Gráinne O'Leary, chief executive, Arthritis Ireland, about the emotional aspects of living with arthritis.
Behind the Pain is a new online mental health programme that will explore the emotional relationship and reactions to living with arthritis.