Arthritis Ireland in Millstreet


Do you have arthritis or fibromyalgia? Then the Living Well with Arthritis course is for you.  In just 6 weekly 2 ½ hour sessions you will learn how to: manage your pain, reduce your fatigue, improve your sense of well-being and meet and share  experiences with people with arthritis who are coping with many of the same issues as you.


Each course usually has 18 people and is led by trained leaders. Most of the leaders have arthritis themselves or are health care professionals. They are all interested in helping people with arthritis, and have successfully completed a Leader Training Workshop.

Session One

  • Problems Caused by Arthritis/Fibromyalgia
  • Course Overview and Guidelines
  • Introduction to Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Self-Management
  • Using Your Mind to Manage Pain and Other Symptoms
  • Introduction to Action Plans

Session Two

  • Feedback / Problem-Solving
  • Dealing with Difficult Emotions
  • Exercise and Physical Activity for Fun and Fitness
  • Flexibility Exercise
  • Preventing and Slowing Osteoporosis
  • Making an Action Plan

Session Three

  • Pain and Fatigue Management
  • Endurance Exercise
  • Strengthening Exercise
  • What Makes it Hard to Exercise?
  • Preventing Falls
  • Making an Action Plan

Register online

Or alternatively contact  Svetlana Kushnirenko 

Programme Administrator

Tel: +353 1 647 0206


Online booking is recommended as a lower course fee is available:

€30 (vs €36 offline) – full price, €22(vs €26) for medical card holders.

The course will be presented in the Millstreet Parish Centre

Session 1 Thursday 09/04/15 7pm – 9.30pm
Session 2 Thursday 16/04/15 7pm – 9.30pm
Session 3 Thursday 23/04/15 7pm – 9.30pm
Session 4 Thursday 30/04/15 7pm – 9.30pm
Session 5 Thursday 07/05/15 7pm – 9.30pm
Session 6 Thursday 14/05/15 7pm – 9.30pm


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