Arthritis Assist

 

Arthritis Assist is a one-to-one telephone based peer-support program open to all Queenslanders living with arthritis.

A new diagnosis, a change in treatments, or getting through personal situations while managing your arthritis can be challenging at times. Nobody quite understands your situation better than someone who has 'walked in your shoes'. That's why if you're looking for someone to chat to, Arthritis Assist can match you with a specially trained mentor with a similar lived experience for one-to-one telephone support at a time that suits you. 

How can a Peer-Mentor help me? 

Arthritis Assist Peer-Mentors are volunteers with their own experience of living with arthritis. They can:

  • Listen to your situation with an experienced and understanding ear.
  • Provide support to assist you in taking healthy actions that can help you manage your arthritis and general health.
  • Help connect you with community resources, services and groups.

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, you should speak with your healthcare team. 

Register to speak with a Peer-Mentor

To register your interest in being matched with a Peer-Mentor for one-to-one telephone peer support, enter your details below and click submit. 

An Arthritis Queensland staff member will then get in touch with you to talk more about your interest in the program before matching you with a Peer-Mentor. 

Your Name
Contact Details
Why are you seeking a Peer-Mentor



Become a Peer-Mentor

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer Peer-Mentor, we'd love to hear from you! Peer-Mentors are responsible for giving one-to-one telephone support to those living with arthritis, and are required to undertake special training before being matched with Participants for  peer support .   

Take a look at our Current Volunteer Opportunities for more information and to apply. 


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