Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA has a number of support groups which are led by volunteers.
These groups provide participants with the opportunity to meet regularly with others in a similar situation. If you would like the opportunity to:
- Talk freely about your experiences and feelings in a safe non-judgmental environment
- Share helpful hints and practical tips
- Receive and give encouragement and support to others
- Socialise and make new friends
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are offering a number of support groups the opportunity to catch up online through Zoom. This will give members the chance to attend the meetings from home in the coming weeks/months and keep in contact with each other. To check which groups are meeting online, click here.
To join a meeting, you will need to have access to internet connection and either a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer with a webcam and microphone and speakers.
If you would like to catch-up online, but the group is not meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the type of arthritis you have and we will be in touch. Future meetings, when organised, will be advertised on our website.
Why not come along to one of our groups?
To attend any of the following groups we ask that you please register with us in case of date/venue change. Phone 9388 2199 or click here to register online via Calendar of Events.
Wyllie Arthritis Centre Support Groups
Located at 17 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
Talks are sometimes held during support group meetings. For details of talk topics and dates please click here
Inflammatory Arthritis Support Group
A support group for those who have an Inflammatory Arthritis (Rheumatoid, Psoriatic or Ankylosing Spondylitis).
Meets monthly: 1st Tues, from 10:30am–12noon.
Lupus WA Support Group
For those who have been diagnosed with lupus and would like to meet other people living with the same condition.
Meets monthly: 1st Wed, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.
Osteoporosis Support Group
For those with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia.
Meets monthly: 3rd Thurs, from 10:30am–12noon.
Joint Replacement Group
For those who are considering or have undergone a Joint replacement.
Meets quarterly: 4th Fri in Feb, May, Aug and Nov, 11am–12:30pm.
Osteoarthritis Social Group
A social group for those with Osteoarthritis.
Meets monthly: 4th Thurs, from 10:00am–12noon.
Suburban & Regional Groups/Branches
Evening Inflammatory Arthritis Social Group
For those with an Inflammatory Arthritis, such as RA, Psoriatic or Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Meets up each month on a Wednesday in various locations for coffee/drinks/meal.
North Metro 3rd Wed of each month: 7:00pm-9:00pm, various venues - please call for details.
South Metro 4th Wed: meets quarterly, 4th Wed in Feb, May, Aug and Nov, 7:00pm-9:00pm in Cockburn.
Bunbury Arthritis Social Group
For those with any form of arthritis.
Meets 3rd Wed of the month, from 9:30am - 11:00am, Back Beach Café, Bunbury.
Albany Arthritis Support Group
Meetings with guest speakers held occasionally throughout the year.
Resource Centre, Lotteries House, 211-217 North Road, Albany.
Call 9842 9229 for details.