The Joel Nelson Podcast

Joel Nelson

Your Story Matters. We raise awareness for those living with chronic illness, pain, and associated mental health challenges by providing a platform to share their stories. Their unfiltered reality. Hosted by award-winning Patient Advocate and lived Experience Champion Joel Nelson, weekly on Sunday evenings from 7pm (GMT) in front of a LIVE audience on our YouTube Channel here: https://youtube.com/joelvsarthritis. read less
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The Mental Health Impact of Living with a Chronic Skin Condition with Dr Eleanor Chatburn
16-11-2023
The Mental Health Impact of Living with a Chronic Skin Condition with Dr Eleanor Chatburn
Dr Eleanor Chatburn, Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer, and Ambassador for The British Skin Foundation, joins us at the end of a marathon stream on World Psoriasis Day to discuss the mental health impact and burden of living with a chronic skin condition. We discuss ways of coping, alternative therapies, such as pain management and talking therapies, and the stigma people with skin conditions face. Plus, we get valuable insight into the psychology of living with a skin condition straight from the expert! Follow our GUEST:  Instagram: https://instagram.com/dreleanorchatburn Follow the HOST: Instagram: https://instagram.com/joelvsarthritis  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joelvsarthritis  Twitter: https://twitter.com/joelvsarthritis Links: https://linktr.ee/Joelvsarthritis Watch The Chronic Pain Club Talk Show and these interviews LIVE on YouTube and join the conversation! Please remember to leave a review and subscribe wherever you listen to help more people find our peer support community. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
Living More Comfortably with Eczema and Psoriasis
17-10-2023
Living More Comfortably with Eczema and Psoriasis
Eczema and psoriasis are common skin conditions that can cause significant discomfort and disruption to everyday life. This talk show provides practical tips and advice on managing these conditions and living more comfortably from various lived experience perspectives. We talk to experts in the field of skincare, as well as people who have lived with eczema and psoriasis, to get their insights and experiences. We also cover topics such as: How to identify and avoid triggers Alternative treatments and medications How to manage stress and anxiety The emotional and social impact of eczema and psoriasis Tips for living a full and active life Our guests include: Nadav Shraibom, MSc in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Scientific founder of Medovie, a skincare company that combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine with advanced scientific research to develop safe, natural, and efficacious skincare and dermatological products. Jo Greenslade, Managing Director of Eczema Clothing, a company that provides super soft, sustainable clothing and sound advice to people with itchy skin and who has personal experience with eczema in her family. The talk show is hosted by Joel Nelson, a father of one and Psoriasis Patient Leader, who has lived with psoriasis since childhood. He shares his story of how he has learned to manage his condition. Follow our GUESTS:  Medovie https://www.facebook.com/MedovieOfficial/ https://www.instagram.com/medovieofficial/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/medovie/ https://twitter.com/medovieofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/medovienadav/ Eczema Clothing https://www.facebook.com/EczemaClothing/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/eczema-clothing/ https://www.instagram.com/eczema_clothing/ Follow the HOST: Instagram: https://instagram.com/joelvsarthritis  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joelvsarthritis  Twitter: https://twitter.com/joelvsarthritis Links: https://linktr.ee/Joelvsarthritis Watch The Chronic Pain Club Talk Show and these interviews LIVE on YouTube and join the conversation! Please remember to leave a review and subscribe wherever you listen to help more people find our peer support community. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
Pain and Me with Mik Scarlet
30-09-2023
Pain and Me with Mik Scarlet
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by somebody who needs little introduction in the UK access and disability space. Broadcaster, Journalist, Musician and disability advocate Mik Scarlet joins us to talk about his lifelong relationship with pain, the darker side of living with pain and how he uses humour to cope, the amazing work he does for access, disability and inclusion and touches upon his incredible and varied career. Please be aware that this episode contains some language and themes (including suicide and painkiller addiction) that may be unsuitable for younger audiences. If any of the topics discussed in this episode have impacted you, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines for signposting to support. Follow our GUEST:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikscarlet  Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikScarlet  Follow the HOST: Instagram: https://instagram.com/joelvsarthritis  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joelvsarthritis  Twitter: https://twitter.com/joelvsarthritis Links: https://linktr.ee/Joelvsarthritis Watch The Chronic Pain Club Talk Show and these interviews LIVE on YouTube and join the conversation! Please remember to leave a review and subscribe wherever you listen to help more people find our peer support community.   DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
Using Cooking to Overcome Chronic Illness with Ian Taverner
13-09-2023
Using Cooking to Overcome Chronic Illness with Ian Taverner
In this episode, we are joined by the wonderful Ian Taverner, aka Mr Cookfulness. Ian becomes an instant favourite with our live audience as we talk about adjusting to chronic pain, the mental health impact pain can have and how Ian turned to cooking to cope with his change in circumstances. Following Ian’s incredible journey from the grief of pain and the impact on his family to how he now owns the stage at events like Naidex, this episode is sure to not only inspire you but likely have you reaching for the tissues, as two men talk candidly about their mental health and the burden you can feel with living with a chronic illness. You can find Ian’s book, ‘Cookfulness: A Therapeutic Approach To Cooking’ on Amazon here: https://amzn.eu/d/a5fri3f Follow our GUEST:  Instagram: https://instagram.com/cookfulness Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookfulness Follow the HOST: Instagram: https://instagram.com/joelvsarthritis  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joelvsarthritis  Twitter: https://twitter.com/joelvsarthritis Links: https://linktr.ee/Joelvsarthritis Watch The Chronic Pain Club Talk Show and these interviews LIVE on YouTube and join the conversation! Please remember to leave a review and subscribe wherever you listen to help more people find our peer support community.   DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
Psoriatic Arthritis and Me with Emma Townley - A Psoriasis Awareness Special
14-10-2022
Psoriatic Arthritis and Me with Emma Townley - A Psoriasis Awareness Special
In this episode, originally recorded in August 2022, we are joined by the inspirational Emma Townley for a Psoriasis Awareness Special, where we discuss Psoriatic Arthritis, its co-morbidities and how it impacts your mental health. We hear Emma's emotional journey from diagnosis to raising awareness to help others. Recorded live on Twitch as part of 'The Chronic Pain Club' weekly talk show - Watch it live and for free at https://www.twitch.tv/joelvsarthritis. SHOW NOTES Connect with our guest: Twitter / Instagram Our new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/joelvsarthritis The video recording of this interview: https://youtu.be/z6VBUdqX-oY If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email. It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes. Get in touch with me at: You can find me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram '@joelvsarthritis' For a full list of links, websites, words, videos and content: https://linktr.ee/Joelvsarthritis  Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club Join our Discord Server THE PAIN COMPANY This podcast is sponsored by The Pain Company - created to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness. To give a voice to the millions living with daily, relentless pain.   DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
Juvenile Arthritis: Invisible Illness and the fraud you can feel with Amy Wescott
12-07-2022
Juvenile Arthritis: Invisible Illness and the fraud you can feel with Amy Wescott
Does your invisible illness ever make you feel like a fraud? We have a special guest as the wonderful Amy joins us to talk about her Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis journey, the awareness she is raising to change future experiences and how it influenced her decision to train as an Occupational Therapist. Part of The Chronic Pain Club weekly chat show - Watch it live at https://www.twitch.tv/joelvsarthritis. SHOW NOTES Connect with our guest: https://twitter.com/amyface91  CCAA UK JIA Charity: https://www.ccaa.org.uk/ Our new YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrEJm2eWSSpXx8qMTjdgWA  The video recording of this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh7G0-sEIi8  If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email. It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes. Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories. Get in touch with me at: You can find me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram '@joelvsarthritis'. For a full list of links, websites, words, videos and content: https://linktr.ee/Joelvsarthritis  Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club. THE PAIN COMPANY 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. Shop here.   DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
A Mental Health Awareness Week Special with Dr Ashley Perkins
31-05-2022
A Mental Health Awareness Week Special with Dr Ashley Perkins
In this special episode recorded during Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, I am honoured to be joined by fellow WEGO Health Award Winner and TEDx speaker Dr Ashley Perkins. In a break from our usual arthritis-based content, Ashley candidly shares her eye-opening journey with anxiety, agoraphobia and OCD and how they significantly impacted her life and career. We learn how an upsetting and dangerous event, along with discrimination in the workplace, started her incredible advocacy journey and how she's making a real difference in the awareness of mental health and illness today. Please note that this episode comes with a Trigger Warning, with suicide, depression, and substance abuse discussed throughout the show due to the nature of this conversation. Please see the links below for support should any of the subjects discussed in this episode affect you. SHOW NOTES Our Guest Dr Ashley on Twitch Dr Ashley on Instagram We Matter Too Inc.   Mental Health Support (UK) https://www.rethink.org/ https://www.samaritans.org/ Get help from a mental health charity — NHS (www.nhs.uk)   Joel on Twitch (where this episode was recorded in front of a live audience)   If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email. It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes. Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories. Get in touch with me at: Twitter: @joelvsarthritis Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis Instagram: @joelvsarthritis Twitch: twitch.tv/joelvsarthritis Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk Facebook support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club. Quick Reference Links (Linktree) This episode is sponsored by THE PAIN COMPANY 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. Shop here.   DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
WORD Day Special - Part 2 with Rebecca Beesley of Juvenile Arthritis Research
27-04-2022
WORD Day Special - Part 2 with Rebecca Beesley of Juvenile Arthritis Research
World yOung Rheumatic Diseases Day (WORD Day) is an annual event on 18th March to raise awareness that children and young people get rheumatic diseases. On Saturday the 19th March, Joel hosted an 8-hour marathon stream on his Twitch Channel to raise awareness of WORD Day 2022 and rheumatic disease in children and raise funds in aid of Juvenile Arthritis Research https://www.jarproject.org. In this second part of three special interviews hosted on the day, Joel talks to JIA patient, parent, volunteer at Juvenile Arthritis Research and all-around inspirational friend Rebecca Beesley about her work and JIA journey as both a patient and a mum. SHOW NOTES Joel on Twitch Donate to WORD Day/JAR Project Fundraiser To request a free support pack (UK only): www.jarproject.org/hope To read more about JIA: www.jarproject.org/myjia Web resources for younger children: www.jarproject.org/kipo Web resources for teens and older children: www.jarproject.org/teen To request a free School Toolkit (UK only, must be requested by the school/educational setting itself): www.jarproject.org/toolkit To find out more about our resources overall: www.jarproject.org/journey And Sophie's story that we mentioned in the interview: www.jarproject.org/stories/sophie If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email. It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes. Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories. Get in touch with me at: Twitter: @joelvsarthritis Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis Instagram: @joelvsarthritis Twitch: /joelvsarthritis Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club. Quick Reference Links (Linktree) THE PAIN COMPANY 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. Shop here.   DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
WORD Day Special - Part 1 with Ali Daggett
20-03-2022
WORD Day Special - Part 1 with Ali Daggett
World yOung Rheumatic Diseases Day (WORD Day) is an annual event on 18th March to raise awareness that children and young people get rheumatic diseases. On Saturday the 19th March, Joel hosted an 8-hour marathon stream on his Twitch Channel to raise awareness of WORD Day 2022 and rheumatic disease in children and raise funds in aid of Juvenile Arthritis Research https://www.jarproject.org. In this first part of three special interviews hosted on the day, Joel talks to friend, blogger and advocate Ali Daggett, about her diagnosis journey, the Chronically Connected project and why she shares her story. SHOW NOTES Joel on Twitch Donate to WORD Day/JAR Project Fundraiser Ali Daggett on Instagram Chronically Connected Under Young Skin Blog If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email. It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes. Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories. Get in touch with me at: Twitter: @joelvsarthritis Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis Instagram: @joelvsarthritis Twitch: /joelvsarthritis Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club. Quick Reference Links (Linktree) THE PAIN COMPANY 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. Shop here.    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.
Has Covid Changed Our Care?
16-01-2022
Has Covid Changed Our Care?
Has the Covid pandemic impacted the care we receive for our arthritis or chronic illness? In this 'round table' chat, full of insight, lived experience and heartbreak, we discuss the experiences of Jacyln, Safia and Ashleigh to understand how their 'normal' care has changed over the last two years. From lifelong conditions to the recently diagnosed, we take a sample of stories from across the country to get a snapshot of how treatments and appointments may have been impacted, what shielding was like and how Covid-19 has changed the perception of chronic illness and disability. You can also contribute to this episode by completing a survey HERE to share your experiences during the pandemic. As discussed in the show, we will be using this data to start honest conversations with decision-makers, so your voice makes a difference! SHOW NOTES The Pandemic and your Care Survey Jaclyn Fielden on Instagram (@jaclynleefielden) Safia Awil on Instagram (@snapkrackleandpop) Ashleigh Clarke on Instagram (@ashleighclarke2112) If you've enjoyed this podcast, please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you are listening to this on, leave a review and send me your comments and feedback via email. It helps massively and allows me to improve future content and episodes. Follow me on social media for daily news and awareness stories. Get in touch with me at: Twitter: @joelvsarthritis Facebook: facebook.com/joelvsarthritis Instagram: @joelvsarthritis Twitch: /joelvsarthritis Website: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk Facebook private support groups: Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group & Chronic Pain Club. Quick Reference Links (Linktree) THE PAIN COMPANY 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. Shop here.    DISCLAIMER: Please note that the host of this podcast and its producers are in no way medically trained and do not claim to be. On this show, we share the lived experiences of others - their story is their own, and we cannot be held responsible for their views or recommendations. Everyone is unique - what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult your medical professionals.