Raising awareness

Around 1 in every 1,000 children is diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). That means that around 20 families in the UK are told each week that their child has this chronic autoimmune condition. We know that early intervention changes lives.

Sadly, delays in diagnosis are common due to a lack of awareness.

We work to raise awareness of JIA – both amongst the public and with health professionals. Greater awareness leads to faster diagnosis and treatment. In turn this leads to be better outcomes for children with JIA.

As we increase awareness of the condition, we can help make life better for children with JIA by removing the stigma attached to having a long-term but often invisible health condition.

We raise awareness through regular media releases, events and activities. We have also developed the #ThinkJIA campaign and resources, available from www.thinkjia.org for use with parents, schools and health professionals.

Get involved!

You can get involved and help us raise awareness that children and young people get arthritis in a number of ways:

Click to access family support resources.

We support children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and their families. To access our online support resources or to request a support pack, please click here.