Our Services

Arthritis New Zealand aims to improve the life of every person affected by arthritis. We are a national not-for-profit organisation focused on raising awareness, advocating for those with arthritis and providing advice and support.


Our services, delivered predominantly by our skilled Arthritis Educators, include:

  • A national toll-free number for information and advice on how to manage your arthritis: 0800 663 463
  • Webinars and Videos
  • Online and Face-to-Face Courses
  • Support Groups – online and local
  • Peer Support for Newly Diagnosed – a chance to talk with someone who has the same condition, around the same age
  • Advice on how you can help advocate for arthritis issues

“I rang 0800 663 463 as I needed to talk to someone about the pain my arthritis is causing me. Your lovely Arthritis Educator was so helpful and encouraging and really made me feel better and gave me a plan to work on. Thank you so much.” – Anonymous.  


Telephone service 0800 663 463

Call an arthritis educator toll-free for information, help and advice.

Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 9.00 am to 4.30 pm


Follow our Page or join a private support group to ask questions and talk about your arthritis.


Arthritis educators

Our qualified staff are trained to give advice on all forms of arthritis, treatments, pain management, exercise, nutrition and other support services.

Call 0800 663 463 and ask to speak with an arthritis educator.


Each year we hold anumber of camps for teens and children who have arthritis so they can meet peers on the same journey and learn more about their condition and how to manage it.

Click here to find out more about camps.

Peer Support Service

Speak to someone who knows what you’re going through. This service links trained volunteers who have arthritis with people needing peer support through lived experiences.

Click here for more information or phone 0800 663 463

Arthritis IQ Courses

These courses provide professional development for non-clinical staff who work at the coal face with people who have arthritis, enabling best care and therefore increased independence for clients with arthritis.

Click here for more information or call 0800 663 463

Online Support Groups

We now have several online private support groups on Facebook. A place to ask questions and talk to people who understand.

Click here to find a suitable group.

Local Support Groups

See if there is a local support group in your community. These groups usually meet once or twice a month at a library or coffee shop.

Click here to see if there is one near you.

“Thank you for the Facebook discussion last night on Fibromyalgia. I found it very good. Even though I have had this condition for over 15 years and think I manage it quite well it was great to have a discussion with everyone, learn some new ideas and also hopefully help other people with knowledge gained over that time. It gave me a real boost and made me feel not so alone with the condition as you do tend to think.” – Anonymous


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