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Many people with arthritis are anxious about the impact arthritis might have on their everyday life and their future.

Having arthritis can result in a loss of independence, self-esteem, the ability to work and continue social or recreational activities. These losses are risk factors for experiencing depression and anxiety.

People living with persistent pain are four times more likely to experience depression or anxiety than people living without pain. Arthritis SA has developed an online e-learning called “Wellbeing in arthritis. Social, emotional and mental health.” This e-learning is to help you understand mental wellbeing, where you can find support and an introduction to some techniques which may help you in day-to-day life.

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Up to two-thirds of people with arthritis say their condition has affected them emotionally