Here are the current opportunities available for young people to get involved with.

Some opportunities are confidential due to the nature of the research and so will only be available to Your Rheum members via our closed Facebook Group. To access these opportunities you must apply to be a group member.


  • 8th April 7- 8:15pm

Email Laura if you would like to join us –


Coming soon


  • NEW Versus Arthritis Young Expert (for 11-16 year olds) 

For the first time ever, Versus Arthritis are developing an online platform to allow young people (aged 11-16) to log on and share their stories and opinions in a fun and safe way.  It will also give young people the chance to meet others a age online who are going through similar experiences. Click here for more details

  • Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology Versus Arthritis at University College London

JDM and JSLE patients are invited to participate in an anonymous exploratory survey. The study will use a questionnaire to assess the impact of COVID19. If interested please visit the below link

  • National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) research opportunities

NIHR have put together a leaflet of current research opportunities across the UK for children and young people with JIA.

Please click here for details.

  • Starlight Youth Voices Project

Have you had a serious illness and/or been in hospital?

Would you like to share your ideas on how improve access to play and fun activities and make hospitals a better and more fun places to be in?

If so you might be interested in getting involved in this project by Starlight Children’s Foundation – a children’s charity that helps to improve children and young people’s access to play when they are seriously ill or in hospital. They are looking for young people to take part in research to help them understand what it’s like for children and young people to be seriously ill or in hospital; what activities there are for children and young people to play, relax and have fun; and what Starlight could do to improve these activities and help make hospitals better and more fun places to be in.

 For more information, see here!