Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis

Social Support
social support

Psoriatic arthritis can make you feel isolated. Psoriatic arthritis can have an impact on your social activities, and it can feel like friends and family can’t relate to what you are going through.


Talking to people about how you are feeling can help you feel less isolated. This might be someone you know, your healthcare team, or a support line.


People find it helpful to have friends, family, neighbours, and their healthcare team available to help manage this challenging condition. You don’t need to do everything on your own. Reach out to people who might be willing to support you.


Some people find it helpful to talk to other people who have psoriatic arthritis. Find out what support groups or online networks you might be able to use to hear and share experiences with others.

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Social Support PDF

Just download it, Save it to your desktop and fill in your notes.

Or print it out and fill in your notes.

It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

There are plenty of people to connect with for personal support: partners, family members, friends, even new friends on Psoriatic Arthritis communities can be of great support. In my case, it's my partner who is my sounding board for many things including, not least my managing my health whch directly affects both our wellbeing. It's a win win, that started with me simply asking for help.
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Background Evidence

Background Evidence

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Social Support The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.
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