RA Awareness Week 2023

Help us raise awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis during RA Awareness Week 11th – 17th September 2023. 

The theme of RA Awareness Week 2023 is #RAdrain – showing how day-to-day activities can drain your battery when you live with RA.

Download our tips to maximise your RA battery

When you live with the incurable condition that is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), it can feel like there is only so much you can do during a usual days activities before you are completely drained. A standard day of preparing breakfast, driving to work, dealing with life or workplace stress and socialising can be quite a challenge for someone with RA, especially during a flare. It can be incredibly isolating and lonely when others don’t understand this aspect of RA, so we would like to highlight this during NRAS RA Awareness Week 2023. 

The theme of this week is #RAdrain – showing how day-to-day activities can drain your battery, and leave you unable to continue with more activities during the day, for example going out in the evening to socialise or even cook dinner.

It can be hard to explain to people who don’t understand how something they find a minor inconvenience can have consequences for someone living with RA. People living with this condition have to try plan their days around flares and their fatigue levels, save their energy for a certain event by missing others, and sometimes feel like they are letting down friends and family because their battery is just too low on that day. This is why we want to highlight this aspect of living with a condition as invisible as RA. 

Want to get involved with RA Awareness Week?

Share and Like our social media videos and posts

We would love for you to share and like all of our RAAW 2023 videos and posts on social media which are linked below. The more you share, the more awareness we can spread about Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Download our tips on how to maximise your RA battery

We have also devised 10 tips on how to maximise your battery which you can download and keep a copy, share with your friends and even your employers to help them understand. Fill in the form below and we’ll send this to you by email for you to utilise.

Share your experience on social media

We want your to share how the #RAdrain affects your life day-to-day. Tell us the things that most people take for granted that completely drains your RA battery. It could be making your bed, lifting a heavy kettle, stressful meetings at work – every person will have something different.

Don’t forget to add the hashtag #RAdrain so we can see and share these to spread awareness!

Submit your details to download our tips

Submit your details to download our tips

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