Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis


What you think, feel and do are all connected. Living with psoriatic arthritis can create difficult thoughts, which can affect your mood and impact how you cope.


Recognising how you feel can help you cope. Do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, angry or upset? How would you describe it?


Be kind to yourself. Some people find it helpful to have activities they enjoy they can use when they are feeling low. What activities do you enjoy?


Just like you must find the best medical treatment option for your psoriatic arthritis, there are lots of ways to manage difficult thoughts and feelings, and it is important to find what works for you.

  1. Ask your healthcare team what psychological services are available.
  2. Look up free resources available online or in the library. You can check out some of the links we recommend too!

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Mood PDF

Just download it, Save it to your desktop and fill in your notes.

Or print it out and fill in your notes.

It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

The most satisfying remedy I found for dealing with the emotional side of itwas to develop a meditation routine. I worked my way into this practise by focusing on my own body and my breath as life force. I stopped fighting the trauma of the disease. Get reacquainted with your body as it is. Be still with that. When you learn breathing techniques or even just sitting with yourself, you'll learn to quickly identify where your body may need more help. It can be empowering.
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Background Evidence

Background Evidence

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Mood The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.
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