Young Adults

Arthritis isn’t just for the elderly; it can affect young adults and even teenagers.

While receiving such a diagnosis might initially cast a shadow on your ambitions and daily activities, it’s crucial to know that you’re not alone. Living with arthritis doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your dreams or your quality of life. Whether it’s pursuing higher education, diving into your career, maintaining a bustling social calendar, or even starting a family, arthritis doesn’t have to be a roadblock.

We are committed to providing you with a wealth of resources, practical tips, and expert advice, tailored specifically for your unique needs as a young adult dealing with arthritis. Our aim is to empower you to lead a fulfilling life, on your terms.

Take the first step towards managing your condition more effectively. Explore our resources, connect with others who are in the same boat, and most importantly, don’t hesitate to seek professional advice.

Chill & Chat – Young Adults Program

Navigating life with arthritis presents its own unique challenges, especially for young adults (18 – 35). That’s why Arthritis NSW has developed the Chill & Chat program—an evolving platform designed to offer a safe and welcoming space where you can connect and share experiences.

Why should I join?

Connect: Build lasting relationships with people who understand your journey.
Share: Gain valuable insights and practical advice from those who have been in your shoes.
Engage: Each session will feature a different activity or theme, ensuring a fresh and enriching experience each time you attend.

Upcoming Pilot Session for Young Adults

We’re excited to launch our pilot session this November, specifically geared towards young adults discussing their experiences with arthritis. A panel of young individuals living with the condition will share their own stories, tips, and strategies, setting the stage for future Chill & Chat sessions that will cover various topics and activities.


Date: Wednesday 29 November
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Location: Online via zoom
Theme: Panel discussion with young adults with Arthritis