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To our Arthritis Community,

What a year it has been! Arthritis Australia has weathered the storm very well with great work from a dedicated staff, doing everything they can to make sure that our community is best served despite the pandemic and the physical difficulties of running an organisation remotely. I have only arrived here in the last few weeks, and can already say how proud I am to serve with colleagues who have put in such effort.

Looking forward to next year, we have a number of exciting initiatives and projects. The first stages of implementation for the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis are starting to take shape, working with the Affiliates and other stakeholders to deliver practical help and advice to the arthritis community as well as health professionals. Our Research Program is as strong as ever and will continue to deliver outcomes to increase knowledge in many different ways.

On behalf of Arthritis Australia, please have a great time and stay safe and healthy over the holiday season!

Jonathan Smithers
CEO, Arthritis Australia

Young Adults with Arthritis 

Having friends, an active social life and fulfilling intimate relationships is an important part of life. However, starting and maintaining these connections can be challenging, especially as a young adult with a chronic  illness such as arthritis - read more 
That's a Wrap!

It's that time of year to look back and remember which packaging was a breeze and which gave you serious #wraprage!

Nominate your choice for the best and worst packaging of the year with this online form, or head over to our Facebook page to nominate via comment.

Congratulations to
this year's research grant recipients! 


These innovative scientists are taking arthritis-related research to the next level, and we want to share their success! 
Keep an eye out in the new year for more of our Research Snapshots videos. 
Exclusive offer from Adjusta Mattress

Our newest Arthritis Australia Supporter, Adjusta Mattress, is offering our newsletter subscribers up to 25% off of all Sleep Systems. Just mention code: ARTHAUS1
Support during this holiday season:

National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080
HealthDirect Australia:  1800 022 222
NPS Medicineline: 1300 633 424 for medications information
Lifeline: 13 11 14 for crisis support
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 support for your mental health
Lifeline: 13 11 14 for crisis support
Kids HelpLine: 1800 55 1800 anytime, any reason for young people under 25

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Arthritis Australia email: info@arthritisaustralia.com.au
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