Arthritis Assist is a telephone based peer-support service for all Queenslanders who live with arthritis.
A new diagnosis or change in treatments; getting through hard times while looking after your arthritis; or just finding someone to chat with that just gets it - this can be challenging.
Nobody quite understands your situation better than someone who has been through it too.
That's why if you're looking for someone to have a chat with, our Arthritis Assist service will arrange a Peer-Mentor volunteer with a
similar lived experience to phone you at a time that suits you.
Arthritis Assist Peer-Mentors are volunteers who also live with arthritis. They:
Arthritis Assist volunteers offer support and suggestions based on their experience. But, they do not replace professional care. If you are
seeking medical, or individual health advice, ensure you speak with your healthcare team.
If you'd like to speak with someone else living with arthritis, let us know by entering your details below.
If you're not sure if the service is what you're after, that's completely fine! Feel free to call us on 1800 011 041 to speak further with a member of our health team.
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 initially complete special training before being matched with people for peer support. This just requires access to a computer and a phone to complete and provides all the information and tools needed for the role.
Peer-Mentors are asked to commit to the role for at least 12 months.
There is no specific experience required, but Peer-Mentors should be comfortable sharing their own story with others, and be able to communicate with empathy.