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Description

Arthritis New Zealand aims to improve the life of every person affected by arthritis. We are a national charity that provides information, advice and support to people diagnosed with any of the more than 140 forms of arthritis. Arthritis affects more than 700,000 New Zealanders and is a leading cause of disability.  There is no cure for arthritis, but the condition can usually be managed effectively. Most people with arthritis continue to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

We also advocate for people with arthritis by funding research, contributing to health policy, and collaborating with healthcare professionals.

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Charges

Charges vary according to the event.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (15 Nov), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Arthritis Assist Ph: 0800 663 463
Arthritis IQ - education programmes

Education programmes for anyone in the arthritis community - current courses available are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis and persistent pain. MyJointPain on online programme for people with osteoarthritis

Service types: Information & support, Family / whānau support, Education and training.

Education programmes for anyone in the arthritis community - current courses available are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis and persistent pain.

MyJointPain on online programme for people with osteoarthritis

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

We provide self management workshops which cover all aspects of learning to manage your arthritis and live an independent life. Support groups exist in numerous locations around New Zealand. They are made up of people with arthritis and provide guidance, friendship and social interaction on a regularly scheduled basis. For details of the nearest support group ring 0800 663-463. If you would like to set up a support group in your area, then please also ring 0800 663-463. The following link with take you to more specific information about support groups, self management programs and seminars http://www.arthritis.org.nz/information/treatment-management/arthritis-new-zealand-services/

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating

We provide self management workshops which cover all aspects of learning to manage your arthritis and live an independent life. 

Support groups exist in numerous locations around New Zealand. They are made up of people with arthritis and provide guidance, friendship and social interaction on a regularly scheduled basis.

For details of the nearest support group ring 0800 663-463. If you would like to set up a support group in your area, then please also ring 0800 663-463.

 The following link with take you to more specific information about support groups, self management programs and seminars http://www.arthritis.org.nz/information/treatment-management/arthritis-new-zealand-services/

Information & support

Information about all forms of arthritis, treatments, pain management, employment issues and access to other support service. Support for Newly Diagnosed – a chance to talk with someone who has the same condition Comprehensive services are available for older people who are affected by arthritis.

Information about all forms of arthritis, treatments, pain management, employment issues and access to other support service.

Support for Newly Diagnosed – a chance to talk with someone who has the same condition

Comprehensive services are available for older people who are affected by arthritis.

Advocacy

We provide advocacy services for people with arthritis for: employment and access to rheumatology services and medications issues affecting people with arthritis and their families

We provide advocacy services for people with arthritis for:

  • employment
  • and access to rheumatology services and medications
  • issues affecting people with arthritis and their families
Family / whānau support

We offer information and advice services for families, children and young people with arthritis. For more information click on the following link http://www.arthritis.org.nz/information/children-with-arthritis/

We offer information and advice services for families, children and young people with arthritis. 

For more information click on the following link http://www.arthritis.org.nz/information/children-with-arthritis/

Pacific People

We have a Pacific Community Development worker who supports families and communities to enhance their knowledge and management of arthritis with particular focus on gout.

We have a Pacific Community Development worker who supports families and communities to enhance their knowledge and management of arthritis with particular focus on gout.

Region

Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 10:21AM on February 12, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Arthritis New Zealand.