Young women talk arthritis through new website and information service
A new website (www.ywasg.com) and information service will link young women with arthritis, giving them access to information, resources and support.
In Australia, almost 4 million people live with chronic inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis. And many of these people are teenagers and young adults.
The Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group (YWASG), formed in Melbourne in 1996, provides a means for young women with arthritis to exchange support and ideas for coping.
On Saturday 8 November, the Group launches a new website that will provide another forum for discussion, sharing and support. www.ywasg.com includes tips for living with arthritis, personal experiences and information for partners and family.
“Young people with arthritis can feel alone, unaware that others also live with this condition. The YWASG website aims to provide a stimulating and helpful environment where young women can discuss issues with others who share their experiences,” said Naomi Creek, from YWASG.
As an informal companion to the site, the YWASG has created a blog called Stiff Chicks. The blog will be an active place to comment on the regular posts and to participate in discussions about living with arthritis.
YWASG invites all women who suffer from arthritis to visit their new website www.ywasg.com and contact them for support.