Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group (YWASG) was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1996 as a means for women living with one of the many forms of arthritis to share experiences, coping tips and provide mutual support. Our group appeals to women of working age, however all ages are welcome.

Our support group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre, 34 Amaroo St, Chadstone. Members get together to chat and hear interesting talks from guest speakers and are encouraged to bring partners and friends. A $2 donation at each meeting covers admin costs, tea, coffee and biscuits. Meeting start at 7.30pm and run until about 9.30pm, but members are welcome to arrive or leave any time during the 2 hour period.

Members also receive an E-Newsletter each month with full details of the upcoming meeting and other arthritis related news.

As well as our monthly support group meetings, we hold regular ‘meetups’ at cafes and even pools around Melboure, so people who can’t make it to Chadstone can still meet others. Our facebook page also has a very active community to get involved with.