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Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
COVID-19 Update: Please note due to current coronavirus restrictions this service may be affected. Please check with the service provider.
ESCAPE-pain is a group based, rehabilitation programme for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip. It is available widely across the UK and is supported by NHS England and Versus Arthritis. The programme has attained multiple awards and endorsements.
Classes are run by a exercise professional and delivered over 12 sessions (2 classes per week over 6 weeks). Each class integrates education and exercise. A GP or physiotherapist referral is needed to join the programme.
NRAS HealthUnlocked is an online community set up for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) wanting to learn more about their condition and connect with others who are going through a similar experience. It is a safe community moderated by NRAS, wherein you can ask questions, exchange tips and advice, find support and discuss all things RA. From methotrexate to getting a blue badge, you’ll find information about everything.
It is very quick and easy to register! Join by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions or concerns, simply contact the NRAS by phone or email. See below for details.
You don’t need to face arthritis alone. Our advisors aim to bring all of the information and advice about arthritis into one place to provide tailored support for you. Due to outbreak of the Coronavirus, face to face services and activities have been suspended until further notice. If you need support or information please contact the Helpline on 0800 5200 520 (Monday–Friday, 9am–8pm), email, or visit the online forum.