Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

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By your side

How NASS can support you

Since 1976 NASS has been here to help

We have the information you need, along with a community of people who understand.

NASS Helpline

I can honestly say that being able to contact you just by picking up the phone gives me great peace of mind.

Helpline caller

Garry, Sally and Zoe are available to chat Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. Do call us on 020 8741 1515.

You can also email us at with any questions and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Usually that’s within one working day but at very busy times it can take us a little longer.

Our helpline can assist with many different topics, from questions about your medication, to queries about living with axial SpA (AS), and even help with PIP and benefits claims. For further information on how we can assist with benefits specifically click here.

NASS social media

Simply the best place and people to go to for help and support for all AS needs.

Facebook review

We are on Facebook and are always happy to answer questions through direct messages or to share your questions with others if you want to understand other peoples experiences. We have more than 18,000 followers so there’s a good chance that someone will understand what you’re going through and have a great suggestion.

We also run Facebook Live sessions a few times each month. There’s a host of guest speakers covering a wide range of different topics. If you tune in live you can ask questions in the comments and we will try to ensure your questions get answered.

If you prefer Twitter you’ll find us at @NASSexercise where we have around 5,000 followers. Lots are physiotherapists and they are always happy to make a few suggestions if you need some help.

NASS guides

We’ve pulled together all our guides in one area of the website for you to download. If you’d rather receive copies in the post please just call or email Sally or Garry.

NASS videos

We’ve put together lots of useful videos on axial SpA (AS) which you can watch on our YouTube channel.

My AS My Life

This section of our website contains a host of videos covering a whole range of different issues along with blogs, information, downloadable exercise sheets and useful links.

Services in your area

Discover what axial SpA (AS) services are available in your area with our postcode finder. Our network of NASS branches offer regular physiotherapy and hydrotherapy supervised by qualified physiotherapists for those with axial SpA (AS) and other related conditions in over 90 locations across the UK.


Helpline Enquiry

If you have a question about your axial SpA (AS) please send us a message. We aim to get back to you within 2 working days.
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