Arthritis Assist is a one-to-one telephone based peer-support program available to any Queenslander living with arthritis.
A new diagnosis, a change in treatments, or getting through personal situations while managing your arthritis can be challenging. Nobody
quite understands your situation better than someone who has 'walked in your shoes'. That's why if you're looking for someone to have a
chat with, Arthritis Assist can arrange a Peer-Mentor with a similar lived experience to phone you at a time that suits you.
Arthritis Assist Peer-Mentors are volunteers with their own experience of living with arthritis. They can:
Peer-Mentors provide support and suggestions based on their experience, but do not replace professional care. If you are seeking medical, or
individual health advice, speak with your healthcare team.
To speak with a Peer-Mentor, enter your details below and click submit to register.
An Arthritis Queensland staff member will be in touch with you shortly to explain a little more about Arthritis Assist before organising a Peer-Mentor to phone you.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer Peer-Mentor, we'd love to hear from you!
Click the FAQs below to find out more about this role and how you can apply.
Peer-Mentors are required to undertake special training before being matched with Participants for peer support, which only requires access to a computer and a phone to complete. The training will provide Peer-Mentors with all the information and tools needed for this role.
Peer-Mentors are asked to commit to the role for at least 12 months.
There is no specific experience required, however Peer-Mentors should be comfortable sharing their own story with others, will be a positive role model, and will be able to communicate with empathy and respect to provide support and encourage positive behaviours.