Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis was formed in 2018, following the merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care. As part of the charity, Cymru Versus Arthritis provides support and services for people with arthritis and MSK (Musculo-Skeletal) conditions in Wales through understanding, information and expertise so that people can cope with the impact of their condition and get the most out of life.

Versus Arthritis website offers a huge range of support, from info on conditions, treatments and exercise to free booklets; support via their online community to their free Helpline Advisors.

Helpline Number: 0800 5200 520 (Monday–Friday, 09:00–18:00)


Brecon Support Group

The group meets monthly at a new venue: Subud Hall (Canal Bank, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7HH) – Brecon Subud Hall – Subud Britain, dates as noted below.

We’ll be using their main hall space for both our monthly support group and new weekly yoga sessions so we can still ensure social distancing. Both groups are free to attend, and are open to anyone living locally who has arthritis, a MSK or related condition e.g. fibromyalgia, hypermobility, lupus.

Support Group

From Wednesday, April 20th and continuing on every 3rd Wednesday of the month (14:00-15:30).

Activity group (seated yoga sessions) – Weekly from Wednesday, April 27th (14:00-15:00), except on support group weeks. These will be led by Ruth Cook, who is a trained yoga instructor.

Powys Teaching Heath Board Self-referral to Physiotherapy Department

Powys Teaching Health Board Physiotherapy service now have an online physiotherapy self-referral form so patients can complete it online and submit directly to our contact centre for processing. The online self-referral form is available on the Powys Teaching Health Board website.

Physiotherapy Services – Powys Teaching Health Board (

Gwasanaethau Ffisiotherapi – Bwrdd Iechyd Addysgu Powys (

Patients can still use the current paper referrals as needed, which can be handed into the local Physiotherapy department or scanned and emailed to the contact centre. Please use this form if you want to self-refer yourself to the Physiotherapy Department of Bronllys Hospital, Brecon, LD3 OLU.

Tel: 01874 711255

Online Resources

CMATS (Clinical Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment) and MSK (Musculo-Skeletal) physiotherapy have developed an online resource page. This does not  replace referrals but the page provides useful resources and information.