Joel Nelson

Arthritis and Psoriasis Patient Advocate, Writer and Consultant

Raising awareness of arthritis and chronic pain

Advocacy & Campaigning

Understand my motivation, the work I do as a patient leader and how I could help your cause

Freelance Writer

Some of my most read work that aims to educate and raise awareness

Services

Specialising in parenting, chronic pain and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness

My journey started as a personal journal, writing down my experiences to process the changes happening to me in 2019 when a severe flare caused by an unnecessary treatment change turned my life upside down just when I became a parent.

I quickly found that I had a talent for writing that I never knew was there. Two years later, things have progressed quickly as my newfound voice and message have struck a chord within a community of people who felt alone and unrepresented.

I am proud to share my story to give others a voice and educate the uninformed.

Freelance Writing

Event and Charity Ambassador/Advocate Roles

Focus Groups, Patient Advisory Boards & Literature Review

Podcast Guest and Media (Public Speaking, TV & Radio Interviews)

Campaign Championing

Patient 'Voice' Lived Experience Consultancy

Notable Roles & Titles

• Community Advocate and Freelance Writer for Health Union

• Patient Ambassador for Ampersand Health

• Ambassador for WORD Day

• Owner of The Pain Company

• NRAS Rheum for Inclusion Advisory Board Member

• IFPA Psoriatic Disease Ambassador

Podcast

Featuring expert interviews, patient stories and read-aloud’s of some of my most popular articles. Available on iTunes, Spotify and all good platforms

Articles

Where it all started – browse, by category,  the 100s of awareness articles that I have written for both this website and external publications

Pain.Company

Founded by Joel, the Pain.Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and chronic illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain

The Pain Company

In Pain, Together.

The Pain.Company was created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain.

Designed to be stylish and a conversation starter – we, and the 40% of adults in the UK alone that live in pain, are in pain, together.

All of our garments are 100% organic cotton, printed-on-demand in the UK and ship worldwide, with all proceeds from sales going back into our advocacy and awareness work.

Follow Me

I am active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and try to vary my content on each for a different audience – so there is bound to be a medium that suits you.

All three accounts aim to raise awareness of daily life with arthritis, chronic pain and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness.

I refuse to use filters and never shy away from ‘real life’ rather than the ‘best life’ so many choose only to portray.

 

 

Free Online Support Groups (run by us)

Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group Logo

Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group

A super supportive private information and support group for anyone interested in or affected by arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

Chronic Pain Club

A public group for those in chronic pain to support each other, share tips and meet others that understand – brought to you by chronic pain awareness clothing brand, Pain.Company

Chronic Illness Dads

There’s a Facebook group for every illness but what about dads? Whether you consider yourself disabled or not, if you have a long term health condition and somebody calls you dad, this is the place for you!