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.
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, you should speak with your healthcare team.
To register your interest in being matched with a Peer-Mentor for one-to-one telephone
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.
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.