Getting support during the festive season

We would like to wish all our members, subscribers and supporters best wishes for the festive season. Our office will be closed from 24 December until 4 January 2021. 

While you are away from home on holidays or days when your doctor may not available over the festive season, we have compiled a handy list of numbers and websites where you can seek support.

– Arthritis Infoline: 1800 011 041 (please note our Arthritis NSW office will be closed 24 December  2020 – 4 January 2021). You can also email us at and we will respond from 4 January, 2020.
– HealthDirect Australia:  1800 022 222 –  24 hours/7 days a week, speak to a registered nurse or find a local health provider
– NPS Medicineline: 1300 633 424 for medicines information

It can also be a difficult and possibly lonely time for some, remember you are never alone, here are some people who can help you or your loved one.

– Beyond Blue1300 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
– Carers Australia: 1800 242 636 carer information, support and counselling contact
– Open Arms Australia: 1800 011 046 –  offers individual, couples and family counselling, and group programs to help current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.

The team at Arthritis NSW hopes that you have a safe and happy break with your family and friends and we look forward to speaking to you in 2021. 

Arthritis NSW – we’re here to help

We’re here to help whenever you need us. We have a variety of options available for support and information.