Arthritis Assist: Arthritis Support With A Peer-Mentor

Living with arthritis can be a real challenge. Sometimes you just need to speak with someone who has been in your shoes and understands what you’re going through.  

Arthritis Assist can connect you with a fully trained peer-mentor who lives with arthritis just like you. They understand what you’re going through, are there to listen when you need it and can provide the support that’s best for you.  

Arthritis Assist is a telephone support service developed by Arthritis Queensland. It is an evidence based-program using the Peers for Progress model. This is recognised world-wide as a leading guide for designing peer-support programs.  

We know all too well that life with arthritis can be daunting, uncertain or overwhelming. You are not alone - Arthritis Assist can connect you with a fully trained peer-mentor who will phone you at a time that suits you. 

How Arthritis Assist can help

  • Free, confidential, and available to anyone in Queensland living with arthritis
  • Over 260* Queenslanders have now spoken with one of our Peer-Mentors since the Program launched in late 2019.
  • Peer-Mentors have made over 670* calls to Queenslanders living with arthritis.
  • People who have completed the program have reported that they
  • feel more supported to manage their arthritis, and
  • have much better knowledge of where to find more arthritis information and support.

*Data updated March 2023.

"I hesitated at first after contacting Arthritis Queensland, but that was short lived after I had my first phone consult. The help I received was so helpful and understanding. I would certainly recommend a friend to make this move." Arthritis Assist Participant 

"I was impressed that [my Peer-Mentor] called on time, and gave me some very useful information. She has a great understanding and empathy and I felt supported and validated." Arthritis Assist Participant 

"Appreciated talking to my mentor. It gave me support in talking about what I want to do, validation for the way I feel which I realise was important to me. Thank you." 
Arthritis Assist Participant 

"My peer-mentor helped me understand more about my condition, what I can do to help my day-to-day life, and ways to reduce my pain. This is a great service and I highly recommend it to people who feel alone and confused with their condition." Arthritis Assist Participant

"My peer-mentor was warm and friendly, with lots of tips and affirmations on ways to manage my arthritis. This is a valuable service." Arthritis Assist Participant

"Arthritis Assist is a great service, I wish I signed up earlier in my diagnosis" Arthritis Assist Participant

Absolutely! We’ll ask you a few questions to understand the sort of support you need. We’ll then connect you with a Peer-Mentor that is best positioned to help you. From support for Rheumatoid Arthritis to Osteoarthritis and many other types of arthritis, talk to Arthritis QLD today to be connected with the right mentor for you.

Yes, we have a number of fully trained Peer-Mentors who can help support Queenslanders of all ages living with arthritis. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or have been living with arthritis for many years, we can connect you with a peer that understands your experience. 

Once you’ve contacted us through the below form, we’ll reach out with a few questions to ensure we understand the support you need. This helps us to match you with the best Peer-Mentor for your arthritis and circumstances. Then you’ll be connected with your Peer-Mentor in 1-2 days. It’s that easy!

Still not sure if Arthritis Assist is right for you? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to discover more about how Arthritis Assist could help you like it has for many other Queenslanders.


Speak with someone who understands

2. We’ll email you a few quick questions to help us find your peer-mentor

3. We'll be in touch with you in 1-2 days to match you with your peer-mentor

4. Your peer-mentor will give you a call at a time that suits you!

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Become a  Peer-Mentor