A FREE online event to help Sutton residents living with arthritis is set to take place this month. 

Organised by Arthritis Action and Sutton Uplift Wellbeing Service, ‘Living Well With Arthritis’ will take place between 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm, on November 18.

The event, which will take place over Zoom, will allow people to join in without having to leave their homes.

The event will explore different approaches to help people with arthritis become more knowledgeable and confident in managing their condition.

As well as, improve their mental health and wellbeing, and help enjoy a more active life with less pain.

Steve Sheward, CBT Therapist and Long Term Conditions Lead at Sutton Uplift, said: “People with arthritis are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and/or depression than people without arthritis.

"It’s important for people with arthritis to take care of their mental health.

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"A combination of arthritis, depression and anxiety can all have a negative impact on quality of life.

"This event, delivered in partnership with Sutton Uplift and Arthritis Action, is aimed at helping people with arthritis to improve their mental health and wellbeing particularly during these challenging times.”

Heather Baumohl-Johnson, Arthritis Action’s Director of Member Services & Operations, said: “There are over 10 million people living with some form of arthritis in the UK, making it the leading cause of pain and disability nationwide.

"We hope our event will inspire the people of Sutton to manage the physical and emotional pain associated with arthritis, and live life to the full.”

To register attendance for the event, or for more information, email info@arthritisaction.org.uk or call 020 3781 7120.