NRAS groups run regular meetings across the UK and are a fantastic source of information and support. Topics range from Q&A sessions with consultants to talks on benefits; blood monitoring to exercise; diet to travelling with drugs! You name it at some stage most groups cover it. Groups are all about learning more about better disease self management....they are not a tea and sympathy moaning session! HA.
In April and May alone there are group meetings in Scarborough, Bolton, Sheffield, Lincoln, Weston super Mare, Plymouth, Newcastle, Pembury & Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, South Birmingham, Leicester, Christchurch, Great Yarmouth, Oldham, Leeds, Swansea, Sutton Coldfield, Taunton, Oxford, Worcester, West Essex, Southend on Sea, Maidstone, Yeovil, Solihull, Blackpool, St Helens, Isle of Wight and Salisbury. PHEW! To find out more about these and other groups visit nras.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
While you may feel you don't "need" a group just now...you may well be able to help someone else finding it hard to cope with their RA. So please do go along to a group near you.... where there are people JUST LIKE YOU!