15 episodes

On a mission to raise awareness and improve the outcomes 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, Content Creator and exhausted Dad, Joel Nelson. Sharing his no-filter story of Chronic Pain and Mental Health whilst providing a platform for others to voice their lived experience to start conversations and change attitudes.

Always promoting the importance of the patient voice and health equity. Never filtered.

Joel vs Arthritis Joel Nelson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

On a mission to raise awareness and improve the outcomes 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, Content Creator and exhausted Dad, Joel Nelson. Sharing his no-filter story of Chronic Pain and Mental Health whilst providing a platform for others to voice their lived experience to start conversations and change attitudes.

Always promoting the importance of the patient voice and health equity. Never filtered.

    Psoriatic Arthritis and Me with Emma Townley - A Psoriasis Awareness Special

    Psoriatic Arthritis and Me with Emma Townley - A Psoriasis Awareness Special

    In this episode, originally recorded in August 2022, we are joined by the inspirational Emma Townley for a Psoriasis Awareness Special, where we discuss Psoriatic Arthritis, its co-morbidities and how it impacts your mental health. We hear Emma's emotional journey from diagnosis to raising awareness to help others.
    Recorded live on Twitch as part of 'The Chronic Pain Club' weekly talk show - Watch it live and for free at https://www.twitch.tv/joelvsarthritis.
    SHOW NOTES
    Connect with our guest: Twitter / Instagram
    Our new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/joelvsarthritis
    The video recording of this interview: https://youtu.be/z6VBUdqX-oY
    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.
    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 ClubJoin our Discord Server
    THE PAIN COMPANY
    This podcast is sponsored by The Pain Company - created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain.

    • 57 min
    Juvenile Arthritis: Invisible Illness and the fraud you can feel with Amy Wescott

    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
    A Mental Health Awareness Week Special with Dr Ashley Perkins

    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: @joelvsarthritisFacebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritisInstagram: @joelvsarthritisTwitch: twitch.tv/joelvsarthritisWebsite: https://joelvsarthritis.co.ukFacebook 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
    WORD Day Special - Part 2 with Rebecca Beesley of Juvenile Arthritis Research

    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: @joelvsarthritisFacebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritisInstagram: @joelvsarthritisTwitch: /joelvsarthritisWebsite: https://joelvsarthritis.co.ukFacebook 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
    WORD Day Special - Part 1 with Ali Daggett

    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: @joelvsarthritisFacebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritisInstagram: @joelvsarthritisTwitch: /joelvsarthritisWebsite: https://joelvsarthritis.co.ukFacebook 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
    Has Covid Changed Our Care?

    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: @joelvsarthritisFacebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritisInstagram: @joelvsarthritisTwitch: /joelvsarthritisWebsite: https://joelvsarthritis.co.ukFacebook 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

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

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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