Young people and families

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Real-life stories

Natasha: Top tips for managing arthritis during exam and revision periods

Last year, Natasha graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and is currently studying for her Master of Science (MSc). Read her top tips on exam preparation and check out some of our advice for teachers.

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Lara and Tom: My daughter has uveitis – a parent’s perspective

Lara is four and was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at two years old. At three, she was diagnosed with uveitis. Tom, Lara’s father, shares an honest account of caring for Lara and managing her conditions.

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Maisie: Living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Maisie works part-time as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities and mental health. She loves her job as she feels she can share her experiences and what helps her.

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Information and tips

Information for young people and parents

Read advice and information for young people who have arthritis and their families, including how to ease your symptoms and tell friends about your condition.

Read our information for young people and parents

Information for health professionals

Use our study guide to improve your clinical assessment skills and make an accurate diagnosis of a child or young person complaining of joint problems.

Musculoskeletal clinical assessment in children and young people

Information for teachers

Schools and teachers can do a lot to help young people with arthritis. Find out how to offer practical and emotional support for students with arthritis.

Read information for teachers