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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.

Support services include:

  • A national toll free number for information and advice 0800 663 463
  • Regular information and sharing on facebook page
  • Online and other support groups
  • Support for Newly Diagnosed – a chance to talk with someone who has the same condition
  • Information about all forms of arthritis, treatments, pain management, employment issues and access to other support services.

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Charges

Charges vary according to the event.

Hours

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

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/

Kaupapa Māori

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

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

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…

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Information & support

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

We run activities for teenagers and young adults who have arthritis. 

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 1:43PM on April 1, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Arthritis New Zealand.