A podcast that aims to raise awareness and support those living with arthritis and autoimmune disease by sharing the realities of living with chronic illness. Brought to you by writer, blogger and advocate, Joel Nelson, who specialises in parenting, pain and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness and writes for several leading charities and organisations.
Episode 7 – Suruthi’s Story and #WearPurpleforJIA
In this special episode for #WearPurpleforJIA, we are joined by Suruthi Gnanenthiran of @fightrheumatoidarthritis on Instagram, who shares her story of JIA from the age of 3 and also talks about her awareness work and the importance of NRAS's campaign this week to raise awareness of JIA.
Episode 6 – Living with Psoriasis ft. Lucy Chambers
After a short break due to health reasons, Joel is back with another insightful episode of the Joel vs Arthritis podcast. In this instalment, we are joined by the wonderful Lucy Chambers, who has had psoriasis since childhood.
Episode 5 – JAR Project and WORD Day
In this special edition of the Joel vs Arthritis podcast, Joel is joined by Rebecca Beesley of the charity Juvenile Arthritis Research. They discuss the amazing work JAR Project does and their plans for WORD Day 2021 on 18th March.
Episode 4 – Two men talk mental health
The 'Joel vs Arthritis' podcast hosts it's first guest, as Joel takes up the role of interviewer and welcomes an old friend to discuss men's mental health.
Episode 3 – Chronically talking about pain
The 'Joel vs Arthritis' podcast returns in 2021 with audio improvements, news about upcoming changes and a reading of popular article: The die has been cast as part of Joel's 'Chronically talking about pain' awareness campaign in January.
Episode 2 – The wider impact of juvenile arthritis
In this first full-length episode of the Joel vs Arthritis Podcast, I share my arthritis diagnosis experience and explain how my arthritis didn't just impact me as a child, but everyone around me.
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!