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Peer Support Groups
 

No one understands what it’s like to live with a muscle, bone or joint condition (e.g. arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia) quite like someone in the same boat. 

Support groups provide an opportunity for members to share information, ideas and experiences and provide emotional support to one another. 

It's an opportunity to discuss with others how to deal with specific situations and how to adjust to living with a musculoskeletal condition.

Find a group today

Support groups are often started in the community by people living with these conditions. The structure of the group, the purpose and activities are determined by the needs and interests of the group members. 

Some groups are very informal and have small meetings and relaxed conversations, while other groups have a more formal structure with office bearers performing specific tasks. Groups may have guest speakers, regular exercise classes, their own websites, blogs, and social media. 

There’s a wide range of groups, with something to suit most people.

Our network of groups

Most of our groups are geographically based and may include members with a mix of different conditions. There are also a number of groups that relate to specific conditions and age groups, and include:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Lupus

  • Osteoporosis

  • Young Adults (for people of working age)

Joining a peer support group

Everyone’s welcome at a support group meeting. You can attend a meeting to get the feel for the group and to see if it’s the right fit for you. Take the opportunity to talk with others at the group meetings and find out about the types of activities the group runs. Family members and friends are also welcome.


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Most of our groups are geographically based and may include members with a mix of different 

musculoskeletal conditions. There are also a number of groups that relate to specific conditions and 

age groups.

Groups meet the needs of their members, so activities vary between groups. We have listed additional 

activities with the group details, if they have trained leaders who run activities such as nordic walking, 

tai chi, warm water exercise, strength training or self management courses.


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