Support for Newly Diagnosed Service
Struggling to understand your condition? We’re here for you! Arthritis New Zealand has a team of volunteers who live with different forms of arthritis and they’re keen to provide phone support to anyone who would like it.
If you would like to talk to someone who understands your condition, please call 0800 663 463 and we will refer you to someone who can support you.
Arthritis & Experiences of the Benefit System
We are currently seeking information on the experiences of people with arthritis who have interacted with the benefit system, either on Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support or a Supported Living Payment. The information you provide will help guide our work in ensuring that people with arthritis are adequately supported.
Improving the life of every person in New Zealand affected by arthritis
If you have arthritis, or know someone with arthritis, we are here for you! We provide information, advice and support for anyone diagnosed with arthritis. We can put you in touch with healthcare professionals and other community supports throughout the country.
Our work also includes advocating for people with arthritis, funding research, and contributing to health policy. Arthritis affects more than 624,000 New Zealanders and is a leading cause of disability. There are more than 140 forms of arthritis and there is no cure, but it can usually be managed effectively. Most people with arthritis continue to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Number of people (15 years and older) with arthritis in New Zealand (2016)
The ‘Your Community, Your Voice’ Bloggers
Research Projects Requiring Participants
Do you have osteoarthritis of your ankle or hand? If so, we want to hear from you.
Support Arthritis New Zealand
There are many ways that you can contribute to the ongoing growth of Arthritis New Zealand