RA Awareness Week 2020
7 - 13 September 2020
With RA Awareness Week (RAAW) 2020, our aim is to educate and inform the public about exactly what rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is and how it impacts those living with the condition. This year, especially taking into account recent events, the focus for NRAS RAAW will be on Physical and Mental Well-being.
Evidence gathered by the NHS suggests that these are the 5 steps to Mental Well-being:
1. Connect with other people
Good relationships are important for your mental well-being and providing emotional support and allows you to support others
2. Be physically active
Being active is not only good for your physical health and fitness, it can also improve your mental wellbeing
3. Learn new skills
Boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem
4. Give to others
Creating positive feelings and a sense of reward
5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
Mindfulness can help you enjoy life more and understand yourself better. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
To help support you, we will be hosting a week of free online well-being sessions, from Yoga to Mindfulness, Meditation to Qigong, Sleep to Diet/Nutrition and much more.
To access these sessions, click on the button below and complete the form, which will take no more than 2 minutes. You'll also receive a free RA Awareness Week Guide as part of the sign-up.