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July 2022
A big thank you to those children who took part in the art workshops and the parents who joined the discussions about research priority areas. We have gathered what you have told us and come up with specific research questions and now we would like to know which you think is the most important to start with. Anyone can vote if you are a child or young person with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a parent/caregiver, or even a healthcare provider. Click on the voting page for more information or go straight to vote by ‘clicking here‘.

January 2022
All our scheduled workshops are fully booked. If you would like to join our parent discussion group or waitlist please ‘click here‘.

We would like to invite you to an amazing art workshop!

You may have come along to something similar before or this may be your first time doing an art workshop but it doesn’t matter either way! We are not expecting you to be the next Van Gogh but we definitely hope you will have fun!

You will be with a group of other young people your age and with an art therapist, and two researchers. We will be doing some great creating while we explore living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and finding out what matters to you. Your view is very important to us because our researchers want to make a list of research projects that would help you and your family. From hearing what you think, we plan to develop tools and resources to help with JIA life and you get to vote and let us know what you think!

We are asking boys and girls between the ages of 6 – 11 years old who have JIA to take part in these workshops. Find out more about what this is all about in the ‘For Children’ Tab.  If your parents/carers want to know more about you taking part, they have more information under ‘For Parents/Carers Tab.

If you are a parent/carer who is also interested in shaping resources or tools developed to meet the needs of families dealing with JIA symptoms and side effects from treatment you are invited to contribute to our parent discussion groups. You can take part even if your child does not want to take part in the workshops. For more information got to ‘For Parents/Carers’ tab.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch at: daniela.ghio@manchester.ac.uk