About Us

We are a national, Incorporated Society, based in Wellington, for people, and their support people, with scleroderma and connective tissue diseases. Groups meet in Auckland, Wellington and Invercargill.

If you don’t have a group in your area contact your local Arthritis NZ Office for general Arthritis support groups in your area. If you would like to form a group, you can contact Dianne Purdie, Ph 04 479 5548 and we may be able to help you link up with people in your area.

Our network promotes learning, sharing, lobbying, prevention and improving health for people and their families with scleroderma and connective tissue diseases.

Auckland meets 4 times annually. Contact scleroderma.ak@gmail.com for details.

Wellington meets on the first Saturday of February, May, August and November, 1:30-4pm, Russell Keown House, cnr. of Queens Drive and Knights Road, Lower Hutt.

We aim to have a guest speaker at every second meeting and a general get-together at the other scheduled meetings. Contact Dianne Purdie 04 479 5548 for details.

Invercargill meets every couple of months, contact Jenny Andrews Ph 03 236 0068 for details.