14 episodes

On a mission to raise awareness and improve support for those living with arthritis, autoimmune disease and chronic pain by sharing the realities of living with chronic illness - Brought to you by Award-Winning Arthritis and Psoriasis Patient Leader, Writer and Ambassador, Joel Nelson. He shares his no-filter story of Psoriasis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to start conversations and change attitudes.

Joel vs Arthritis Joel Nelson

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On a mission to raise awareness and improve support for those living with arthritis, autoimmune disease and chronic pain by sharing the realities of living with chronic illness - Brought to you by Award-Winning Arthritis and Psoriasis Patient Leader, Writer and Ambassador, Joel Nelson. He shares his no-filter story of Psoriasis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to start conversations and change attitudes.

    Episode 14 - Juvenile Arthritis: Invisible Illness and the fraud you can feel with Amy Wescott

    Episode 14 - Juvenile Arthritis: Invisible Illness and the fraud you can feel with Amy Wescott

    Does your invisible illness ever make you feel like a fraud?

    We have a special guest as the wonderful Amy joins us to talk about her Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis journey, the awareness she is raising to change future experiences and how it influenced her decision to train as an Occupational Therapist.

    Part of The Chronic Pain Club weekly chat show - Watch it live at https://www.twitch.tv/joelvsarthritis.

    SHOW NOTES
    Connect with our guest: https://twitter.com/amyface91 

    CCAA UK JIA Charity: https://www.ccaa.org.uk/

    Our new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrEJm2eWSSpXx8qMTjdgWA 

    The video recording of this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh7G0-sEIi8 

    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

    It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

    Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories.

    Get in touch with me at:
    You can find me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram '@joelvsarthritis'.

    For a full list of links, websites, words, videos and content: https://linktr.ee/Joelvsarthritis 
    Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club.

    THE PAIN COMPANY
    The Pain Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

    • 57 min
    Episode 13 - A Mental Health Awareness Week Special with Dr Ashley Perkins

    Episode 13 - A Mental Health Awareness Week Special with Dr Ashley Perkins

    In this special episode recorded during Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, I am honoured to be joined by fellow WEGO Health Award Winner and TEDx speaker Dr Ashley Perkins.

    In a break from our usual arthritis-based content, Ashley candidly shares her eye-opening journey with anxiety, agoraphobia and OCD and how they significantly impacted her life and career. We learn how an upsetting and dangerous event, along with discrimination in the workplace, started her incredible advocacy journey and how she's making a real difference in the awareness of mental health and illness today.

    Please note that this episode comes with a Trigger Warning, with suicide, depression, and substance abuse discussed throughout the show due to the nature of this conversation. Please see the links below for support should any of the subjects discussed in this episode affect you.

    SHOW NOTES
    Our Guest

    Dr Ashley on Twitch

    Dr Ashley on Instagram

    We Matter Too Inc.

     

    Mental Health Support (UK)

    https://www.rethink.org/

    https://www.samaritans.org/

    Get help from a mental health charity — NHS (www.nhs.uk)

     

    Joel on Twitch (where this episode was recorded in front of a live audience)

     

    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

    It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

    Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories.

    Get in touch with me at:
    Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
    Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
    Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
    Twitch: twitch.tv/joelvsarthritis
    Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk
    Facebook support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club.

    Quick Reference Links (Linktree)

    This episode is sponsored by THE PAIN COMPANY
    The Pain Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

    • 56 min
    Episode 12 - WORD Day Special - Part 2 with Rebecca Beesley of Juvenile Arthritis Research

    Episode 12 - WORD Day Special - Part 2 with Rebecca Beesley of Juvenile Arthritis Research

    World yOung Rheumatic Diseases Day (WORD Day) is an annual event on 18th March to raise awareness that children and young people get rheumatic diseases.

    On Saturday the 19th March, Joel hosted an 8-hour marathon stream on his Twitch Channel to raise awareness of WORD Day 2022 and rheumatic disease in children and raise funds in aid of Juvenile Arthritis Research https://www.jarproject.org.

    In this second part of three special interviews hosted on the day, Joel talks to JIA patient, parent, volunteer at Juvenile Arthritis Research and all-around inspirational friend Rebecca Beesley about her work and JIA journey as both a patient and a mum.

    SHOW NOTES
    Joel on Twitch

    Donate to WORD Day/JAR Project Fundraiser

    To request a free support pack (UK only): www.jarproject.org/hope

    To read more about JIA: www.jarproject.org/myjia

    Web resources for younger children: www.jarproject.org/kipo

    Web resources for teens and older children: www.jarproject.org/teen

    To request a free School Toolkit (UK only, must be requested by the school/educational setting itself): www.jarproject.org/toolkit

    To find out more about our resources overall: www.jarproject.org/journey

    And Sophie's story that we mentioned in the interview: www.jarproject.org/stories/sophie

    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

    It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

    Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories.

    Get in touch with me at:
    Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
    Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
    Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
    Twitch: /joelvsarthritis
    Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk
    Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club.

    Quick Reference Links (Linktree)

    THE PAIN COMPANY
    The Pain Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

    • 48 min
    Episode 11 - WORD Day Special - Part 1 with Ali Daggett

    Episode 11 - WORD Day Special - Part 1 with Ali Daggett

    World yOung Rheumatic Diseases Day (WORD Day) is an annual event on 18th March to raise awareness that children and young people get rheumatic diseases.

    On Saturday the 19th March, Joel hosted an 8-hour marathon stream on his Twitch Channel to raise awareness of WORD Day 2022 and rheumatic disease in children and raise funds in aid of Juvenile Arthritis Research https://www.jarproject.org.

    In this first part of three special interviews hosted on the day, Joel talks to friend, blogger and advocate Ali Daggett, about her diagnosis journey, the Chronically Connected project and why she shares her story.

    SHOW NOTES
    Joel on Twitch

    Donate to WORD Day/JAR Project Fundraiser

    Ali Daggett on Instagram

    Chronically Connected

    Under Young Skin Blog

    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

    It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

    Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories.

    Get in touch with me at:
    Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
    Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
    Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
    Twitch: /joelvsarthritis
    Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk
    Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club.

    Quick Reference Links (Linktree)

    THE PAIN COMPANY
    The Pain Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

    • 34 min
    Episode 10 - Has Covid Changed Our Care?

    Episode 10 - Has Covid Changed Our Care?

    Has the Covid pandemic impacted the care we receive for our arthritis or chronic illness?

    In this 'round table' chat, full of insight, lived experience and heartbreak, we discuss the experiences of Jacyln, Safia and Ashleigh to understand how their 'normal' care has changed over the last two years.

    From lifelong conditions to the recently diagnosed, we take a sample of stories from across the country to get a snapshot of how treatments and appointments may have been impacted, what shielding was like and how Covid-19 has changed the perception of chronic illness and disability.

    You can also contribute to this episode by completing a survey HERE to share your experiences during the pandemic. As discussed in the show, we will be using this data to start honest conversations with decision-makers, so your voice makes a difference!

    SHOW NOTES
    The Pandemic and your Care Survey

    Jaclyn Fielden on Instagram (@jaclynleefielden)

    Safia Awil on Instagram (@snapkrackleandpop)

    Ashleigh Clarke on Instagram (@ashleighclarke2112)

    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email.

    It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes.

    Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories.

    Get in touch with me at:
    Twitter: @joelvsarthritis
    Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis
    Instagram: @joelvsarthritis
    Twitch: /joelvsarthritis
    Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk
    Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club.

    Quick Reference Links (Linktree)

    THE PAIN COMPANY
    The Pain Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain. Shop here.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 9 - Debbie Wilson, JIA and NRAS

    Episode 9 - Debbie Wilson, JIA and NRAS

    In the latest episode of the podcast, the first to be streamed live over on Twitch, we welcome Debbie Wilson, Young Persons Project Co-ordinator at the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS).

    We talk about life with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, the challenges of being a parent of a young person with JIA and all of the incredible work Debbie is currently involved with at NRAS.

    • 58 min

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KPieris ,

Authentic and brilliant

Like Joel’s blog and social media, on his podcast he stays true to himself and the affects his disease has on him, his family and friends. Arthritis is all consuming and podcasts like this are so important for raising awareness and we are people who have to try and thrive with the disease that is too familiar to people as being just for old people!

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